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babe /'berb/ n. 1. literary a baby. 2. an innocent or helpless person (babes and sucklings; babes in the wood). 3. N.Amer. slang often offens. a young woman (often as a form of address). (Middle English: imitative of child's ba, ba)
It is a widely accepted fact that far from being simply being pages filled with the definition of words, dictionaries provide a window into how we understand the world through language, and like languages…

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Lexicography Dictionary Criticism

"Anyone who has ever read or written a review of a particular dictionary will know that generally agreed criteria and standards for the assessment of quality and performance are still rare, if they can be said to exist at all" (Jackson, 2002, p.173), and same supposedly simple act applies here too.
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