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What's the second longest word in english?

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The second longest English word is "Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia," which has 36 letters. The longest word is "Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis," with 45 letters.

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In fact, most of the very long words in the dictionary are scientific terms: the second-longest word is electroencephalographically, which has 27 letters, and means 'by means of an electroencephalograph' (referring to a machine used to record brain activity).

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