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Words Ride-share, unboxing added to Oxford Dictionary

Feb 28, 2015 18:10 IST

Words Ride-share and unboxing were added to Oxford dictionary on 27 February 2015. These words were added along with other words like bioprinting and vishing.

Ride-share has been defined as to participate in an arrangement in which a passenger travels in a private vehicle driven by its owner, for free or for a fee, especially as arranged by means of a website or app.

The word unboxing has been defined as an act or instance of removing a newly purchased product from its packaging and examining its features, typically when filmed and shared on a social media site.

Other additions included bioprinting, defined as the use of 3D printing technology with materials that incorporate viable living cells, e.g. to produce tissue for reconstructive surgery.

Oxford also added vishing, which is like phishing, but using phone calls or voice messages instead of emails to trick people in revealing sensitive information.

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