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Many time asked question: Which is the longest word in the English language? Please do not write place name, technical word or name of any kind of disease. I would like to know the common word which we often used.

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Asked by Pravash Jha, 06 Nov '09 05:13 pm
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'floccinaucinihilipilification' 29 characters, meaning 'the act of estimating as worthless'.
Answered by Shan Real, 06 Nov '09 05:17 pm

 
  
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Longest word in English

The longest word in English depends upon the definition of what constitutes an English word. English allows new words to be formed by construction; long words are coined; place names may be considered words; technical terms may be arbitrarily long. Length can be in terms of orthography and number of written letters or phonology and the number of phonemes.

Methionylthreonylthreonyl...isoleucine letters Chemical name of longest known protein Technical; not in dictionary; disputed whether it is a word
Lopado...pterygon 183 letters Longest word coined by a major author[1] Coined; not in dictionary; Greek transliteration
Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateapo 85letters Longest officially recognized place name[2] Place name; not in a major dictionary
Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoc letters Longest word in a major dictionary[3] Technical; coined to be the longest word
Pseudopseudohypoparathyroidism 30 letters Longest non-coined word in a major dictiona ...more
Answered by Hareesh M, 06 Nov '09 05:27 pm

 
  
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S R is correct and one more word available in the modern dictionary which I heard of and nor remembering now which contains about 36 charecters....!
Answered by Rudrappa, 06 Nov '09 05:20 pm

 
  
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I dont know
Answered by Abhishek Dargarh, 06 Nov '09 05:17 pm

 
  
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Floccinaucinihilipilification' 29 characters, meaning 'the act of estimating as worthless'.
Answered by ankit shivam, 08 Mar '13 07:50 pm

 
  
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