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Merriam-Webster, Inc., is an American company that publishes reference books and is especially known for its dictionaries.wikipedia
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Springfield, Massachusetts

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In 1828, George and Charles Merriam founded the company as G & C Merriam Co. in Springfield, Massachusetts.
Springfield has several nicknames – "The City of Firsts", due to the many innovations developed there, such as the first American dictionary, the first American gas-powered automobile, and the first machining lathe for interchangeable parts; "The City of Homes", due to its Victorian residential architecture; and "Hoop City", as basketball – one of the world's most popular sports – was invented in Springfield in 1891 by James Naismith.

Noah Webster

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In 1843, after Noah Webster died, the company bought the rights to An American Dictionary of the English Language from Webster's estate.
Webster's name has become synonymous with "dictionary" in the United States, especially the modern Merriam-Webster dictionary that was first published in 1828 as An American Dictionary of the English Language.

Webster's Dictionary

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In 1843, after Noah Webster died, the company bought the rights to An American Dictionary of the English Language from Webster's estate.
Merriam-Webster is the corporate heir to Noah Webster's original works, which are in the public domain.

George Merriam

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In 1828, George and Charles Merriam founded the company as G & C Merriam Co. in Springfield, Massachusetts.
With his brother Charles, he founded G. and C. Merriam, which would eventually become Merriam-Webster, Inc.

Dictionary

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Merriam-Webster, Inc., is an American company that publishes reference books and is especially known for its dictionaries.
Merriam-Webster was acquired by Encyclopedia Britannica in 1964.

Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc.

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In 1964, Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., acquired Merriam-Webster, Inc., as a subsidiary.
Merriam-Webster Inc. has been a subsidiary of Encyclopædia Britannica Inc. since 1964.

Merriam–Webster's Dictionary of English Usage

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Merriam-Webster has also published dictionaries of synonyms, English usage, geography (Merriam-Webster's Geographical Dictionary), biography, proper names, medical terms, sports terms, slang, Spanish/English, and numerous others.
Merriam–Webster's Dictionary of English Usage is a usage dictionary published by Merriam-Webster, Inc., of Springfield, Massachusetts.

Philip Babcock Gove

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Merriam overhauled the dictionary again with the 1961 Webster's Third New International under the direction of Philip B. Gove, making changes that sparked public controversy.
He started working for the G. and C. Merriam Company in 1946.

Webster's Third New International Dictionary

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Merriam overhauled the dictionary again with the 1961 Webster's Third New International under the direction of Philip B. Gove, making changes that sparked public controversy.
Since the 1961 publication of the Third, Merriam-Webster has reprinted the main text of the dictionary with only minor corrections.

Lists of Merriam-Webster's Words of the Year

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The lists of Merriam-Webster's Words of the Year (for each year) are ten-word lists published annually by the American dictionary-publishing company Merriam-Webster, Inc., which feature the ten words of the year from the English language.

Befudiom

Merriam Webster's Befudiom is a word game where teams are challenged to guess selected idioms by acting, shouting, drawing, or spelling them out.

Merriam-Webster's Geographical Dictionary

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Merriam-Webster has also published dictionaries of synonyms, English usage, geography (Merriam-Webster's Geographical Dictionary), biography, proper names, medical terms, sports terms, slang, Spanish/English, and numerous others.
Merriam-Webster's Geographical Dictionary (Webster's Geographical Dictionary, Webster's New Geographical Dictionary) is a gazetteer by the publisher Merriam-Webster.

AskMeNow

On February 16, 2007, Merriam-Webster announced the launch of a mobile dictionary and thesaurus service developed with mobile search-and-information provider AskMeNow.
These partnerships included National Hockey League, Merriam-Webster, Encyclopædia Britannica, and Guinness World Records.

Encyclopædia Britannica Ultimate Reference Suite

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The DVD contains over 100,000 articles, an atlas, around 35,000 media files (images, video and audio) and a dictionary and thesaurus based on Merriam-Webster.

Bilingual dictionary

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Reference work

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Merriam-Webster, Inc., is an American company that publishes reference books and is especially known for its dictionaries.

University of Cambridge

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Webster completed his dictionary during his year abroad in 1825 in Paris, and at the University of Cambridge.

Spelling reform

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As a spelling reformer, Webster believed that English spelling rules were unnecessarily complex, so his dictionary introduced American English spellings, replacing colour with color, waggon with wagon, and centre with center.

American English

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As a spelling reformer, Webster believed that English spelling rules were unnecessarily complex, so his dictionary introduced American English spellings, replacing colour with color, waggon with wagon, and centre with center.

Skunk

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He also added American words, including skunk and squash, that did not appear in British dictionaries.

Cucurbita

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He also added American words, including skunk and squash, that did not appear in British dictionaries.

Punctuation

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Many of these changes were in formatting, omitting needless punctuation, or avoiding complete sentences when a phrase was sufficient.

Linguistic prescription

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Others, more controversial, signaled a shift from linguistic prescriptivism and towards describing American English as it was used at that time.

Knights of the Round Table

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Some proper names were returned to the word list, including names of Knights of the Round Table.