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The Century Dictionary

The Century Dictionary is an outstanding American encyclopedic dictionary of English.

The 1st edition (1889-1891, 6 volumes) was edited by William Dwight Whitney with Benjamin Eli Smith's assistance. After Whitney's death in 1894 Smith supervised the subsequent editions, including the supplements: The Century cyclopedia of Names (1894) and The Century Atlas (1897). The revised, retitled The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia was published in 1911 in 10 volumes .

Editors of the Oxford English Dictionary often relied on The Century Dictionary.

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