'Pandemic' chosen as Word of the Year

'Pandemic' chosen as Word of the Year
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  • calendar-gray 01 December 2020

The 2020 prize for Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Year went to an obvious choice: pandemic, APA reports quoting Reuters.

The term had the most online dictionary lookups of any word, Merriam-Webster said on its website, after a year in which at least 1.4 million people globally have died from the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Sometimes a single word defines an era, and it’s fitting that in this exceptional - and exceptionally difficult - year, a single word came immediately to the fore,” the dictionary publisher said.

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