Australian Oxford Dictionary
The AOD combines elements of the previous Oxford publication The Australian National Dictionary, which was a comprehensive, history-based record of 10,000 words and phrases that make up Australia's contribution to English. However, the Australian National Dictionary was not a full dictionary, and could not be used as one in the normal sense. The AOD borrowed the work of the AND and the Oxford Dictionary, while also appearing as a rival to the Macquarie Dictionary, when it was released in 1999.
The Australian Oxford Dictionary current editor is Dr Bruce Moore. Its content is largely sourced from the databases of Australian English at the Australian National Dictionary Centre and from the Oxford English Dictionary. It also draws on the latest research into International English.
- Warden, Ian "Some Balltearers For The Scrabble Board" 27 October 1999 Canberra Times P7
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- "Reading between the lines". 28 October 1999 The Advertiser p 19
- Australian Oxford Dictionary, Oxford University Press web site