LOngest word in English

@blitzzz (129)
India
December 19, 2006 9:12pm CST
Can anyone say which is the longest word in English? Positive rating for all replies...
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• United States
20 Dec 06
pneumono­ultra­micro­scopic­silico­volcano­coniosis!
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@blitzzz (129)
• India
20 Dec 06
Yes you're right friend. That's amazing!!!
• United States
20 Dec 06
Yay!
@rikpallav (1242)
• India
20 Dec 06
That is awsome.. what does actually mean..can you explain it.. the meaning of it.
@Kylalynn (1773)
• South Africa
22 Dec 06
Please put me out of my misery and tell me what this word means!
@blitzzz (129)
• India
23 Dec 06
The word pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis (also spelled -koniosis) is defined as "a lung disease caused by the inhalation of very fine silica(sandlike)dust,mostly found in volcanoes".It was coined by Everett Smith,the President of National Puzzlers League,in 1935 purely for the purpose of inventing a new "longest word",but has been used in several sources as an approximation of its originally intended definition. The name generally used to describe this condition is pneumoconiosis.The Oxford English Dictionary described the word as factitious. Nevertheless it also appears in Webster's,Random House,and Chambers dictionaries.
@R3fl3XioN (3214)
• France
22 Dec 06
Hello, I don't know but the longest word in French is "Anticonstitutionellement". It's very amazing.
@blitzzz (129)
• India
23 Dec 06
Thanks! By the way,what does this word mean?