'Post-truth' chosen as Oxford Dictionaries word of year

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Oxford Dictionary editors have chosen their word of the year: post-truth.

It is a term sometimes used to describe the current political climate.

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Oxford editors say that it is a term sometimes used to describe the current political climate.

Oxford editors say the use of the term rose 2,000 percent in the last year.

It's defined as belonging to a time in which truth has become irrelevant.

It was often used in discussions of Britain's decision to leave the European Union and the campaign of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump.

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