That way, all future words will be compared to the new longest_word we just found. High quality images of maps. Appearing in the Oxford English Dictionary, this 45-letter word for a disease is the longest English word that is defined in a major dictionary. Even Wikipedia is unable to write the full name of chemical name of Titan completely. Our longest word in English has 189,819 characters. Amazon River – 6,436 km The Amazon River is undoubtedly the largest river in the world by discharge volume of water. The word -- which is actually the name of a giant protein called Titin -- begins with "Methio," ends with "leucine," and has a total of 189,819 letters, reported. And it’s not really useful for Mr. Everybody. Brendon Summer. This word is sometimes called an isogram among lovers of words and word games. Strengths – Whilst this word only has 9 characters, it has won a Guinness world record for having the most consonants and being monosyllabic. There are many letter games whose purpose is to make a word from letters (Scrabble, Wordox, Words with Friends, etc. The long word is used to name Titin, which is the biggest known protein in the world. – Froziph Sep 29 '15 at 3:32 However, its position as the second-longest river in the world is highly disputed as the title has for long been granted to the Nile River in Egypt. Titan has very long chemical name so that pronounce it is hardly possible. Xylas Deuel Salang Ebalo, studied at University of Baguio. 1.2m members in the MapPorn community. That’s a lot! How many words exactly are in the English language? It is the longest river in the world as well as the longest river in Africa. One of the longest isograms is subdermatoglyphic , at 17 characters. Euouae – This six-letter word may not be long, per se but does hold a record for being the longest English word made up only from vowels. Answer requested by . The second edition of the current 20-volume Oxford English Dictionary contains 171,476 words in current use. If the current word we are checking is longer than the longest previously found, we set the longest_word to word. Despite being in the dictionary, the word was originally made up by the president of the National Puzzlers’ league. 2. There is controversy surrounding this word as it was created specifically to be the longest words in the English dictionary. It’s a technical word referring to the lung disease more commonly known as silicosis. Which gets the mind thinking the next question, what’s the longest word in current use today? to rearrange letters in order to make a word from letters).. Many of the longest words in the dictionary refer to medicine or chemistry. The longest word is a part of the Countdown TV program, whose purpose is to find the longest word by using only some selected letters (e.g.