What Is The Longest Word And What Does It Mean?

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Claire Pateman answered
'Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis', with 45 letters, is widely acknowledged as the longest word in the English Language. It has appeared in a number of major English Language Dictionaries including Webster's Third New International Dictionary and Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, Seventh Edition. It first appeared in the Oxford English Dictionary in 1936.

Its definition is an alleged lung disease caused by the inhalation of very fine silica dust found in volcanoes. It was originally coined to serve as the longest English word. However, the more general and widely used term for this condition is 'pneumoconiosis'.

There are a number of other words that have been created to suit a particular purpose but are not particularly well-known. For example, the ancient Greek playwright Aristophanes concocted the 183 letter word, 'Lopadotemachoselachogaleokranioleipsanodrimhypotrimmatosilphio-paraomelitokatakechymenokichlepikossyphophattoperisteralektryonop-tekephalliokigklopeleiolagoiosiraiobaphetraganopterygon'.  This was used to describe a particular dish by linking together its ingredients.

Often, the word 'anti­this­establishment­arianism', with 28 letters, is often considered to be the longest word in regular use. This was a nineteenth century movement in England opposed to the separation of church and state.
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Riley Shaw answered
The absolute longest word is the name of a protein, and it is just ridiculous. The word that is thought and most commonly referred to as the longest is antidisestablishmentarianism. And then there's supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, but that's not even a real word. :D
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A song
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It means tint
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The longest word in the english language is 189,819 letters, but it is disputed whether it is a word. It is the chemical name for the largest known protein.
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The longest word in the world in the world has 180,000 letters and is made into 80 pages
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The longest word ever is 14 metres and 16 cm long, but it depends on the font type and size...and especially if its in capitals...and bold.
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Tux Guin answered
It is "pneumonultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis" it is a lung disease when some sorta black-ash-stuff get in your lungs and stuff - I don't know, look it up

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