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Chinese dictionary 'Cihai' publishes new edition
Updated: 2009-09-22 14:15

The most authoritative and renowned dictionary of the Chinese language "Cihai", or "sea of words", has published its sixth edition ahead of National Day on October 1, according to People’s Daily Online.

The new edition which took five years to finish has more than 127,200 entries and over 16,000 pictures. Seven thousand outdated or rarely used terms have been removed and about 12,300 new ones have been added, the report said.

New items reflecting the development and achievement in the past 60 years are included in the new edition.

The new edition of the dictionary will be available for sale in major cities like Beijing and Shanghai during the National Day holiday.