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An update to Google's Ngram Viewer gives us a much deeper portrait of how English is changing, but still has some weaknesses.
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Say goodbye to the dictionary definition. Courts, long dependent on the vagaries of language, have new quantitative tools they can use to precisely pin down how words are used.
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