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Oxford English Dictionary (OED) Online Biography

Position:
None Found to the question "Should Euthanasia or Physician-Assisted Suicide Be Legal?"
Reasoning:

No position found as of Mar. 14, 2006

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
   Media and Academic Journals
Mainstream print, broadcast, radio, and internet media entities such as the New York Times, CNN, ABC News, National Public Radio, Slate.com, Seattlepi.com, etc., as well as influential academic journals such as the Journal of the American Medical Association, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Foreign Policy, etc.
Description:

“The Oxford English Dictionary is the accepted authority on the evolution of the English language over the last millennium. It is an unsurpassed guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of over half a million words, both present and past. It traces the usage of words through 2.5 million quotations from a wide range of international English language sources, from classic literature and specialist periodicals to film scripts and cookery books.”

OED website (accessed Mar. 15, 2006)

Mission:

“The definitive record of the English language.”

OED website (accessed Mar. 15, 2006)

Other:
None found
Quoted in:
  1. What Is Euthanasia?