- Word of the Year (WOTY) in a competition run by the Oxford University Press (OUP), the publisher of the Oxford English Dictionary.
- Metaverse will compete against the terms “#IStandWith” and “Goblin Mode” as top 3 contenders for Oxford’s Word of the Year.
- Over 237,000 votes have been cast so far, with voting set to close Dec. 2.
The word of the year is a competition run by the Oxford University Press (OUP) which is the publisher of the Oxford English Dictionary.
Are you #Teammetaverse, #TeamGoblinMode, or #TeamIStandWith? Vote now for Oxford Word of the Year 2022.— Oxford University Press (@OxUniPress) November 22, 2022
The Oxford English Dictionary adds prevalent and commonly used new words in its new version of Dictionary every year.
As such it runs this word of the year competition.
The word ‘Metaverse’ has been selected in the top three contenders for the Oxford word of the year this year.
1️⃣ metaverse— Oxford University Press (@OxUniPress) November 22, 2022
Usage increased as we discussed #hybrid working, debated the ethics, and wondered about the feasibility of an entirely online future. pic.twitter.com/Lk0pLfc1mW
The word ‘Metaverse’ is a hypothetical virtual reality environment in which users interact with one another through their avatars and their surroundings in a virtually immersive way.
As the word metaverse has increased usage and is commonly used as hybrid working or future of online.
It has been a widely debated topic. The discussions are based on the feasibility of a completely online world and its ethical values.
As used commonly this word Metaverse has become one of the three contenders running for the word of the year crown.
The other two contenders are ‘#Istandwithyou’ and ‘Goblin mode’
It has officially been announced the launch of the competition and its three finalist words for 2022 on Nov. 22nd with this year marking the first time the public can participate in voting for the WOTY.
Over 237,000 votes have been cast so far, with voting set to close on December 2nd.