"Deduplicate," "Dedupe," and "Deduplication"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Wed Jan 11 22:53:42 UTC 2012

I notice that the verbs "deduplicate" and "dedupe," which I use often in my work, are not in OED nor Merriam-Webster.  Same with "deduplication" in the sense 'elimination of redundancy.'  Google has, respectively, 67,000, 612,000, and 2,150,000 hits for the three words.

Fred Shapiro

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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