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Oxford University Press (OUP) is a highly-respected publishing house and a department of the University of Oxford in England.

It was chartered as one of the two privileged presses in 1634. "OUP" publishes many reference, professional, and academic works including the Oxford English Dictionary, the Concise Oxford Dictionary and the Dictionary of National Biography.

OUP grew into the world's largest press after it received the rights to publish the King James Version of the Bible and it expanded beyond academic and learned printing. Today it publishes more than 4,500 new books a year and employs some 3,700 people worldwide.

It has lent its name to the Oxford comma.

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