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Most of the bytes in the Term column are wasted – we allot 20 bytes for 1 letter terms.
And we still can’t handle supercalifragilisticexpialidocious or hydrochlorofluorocarbons.
Written English averages ~4.5 characters/word.
Exercise: Why is/isn’t this the number to use for estimating the dictionary size?
Ave. dictionary word in English: ~8 characters
How do we use ~8 characters per dictionary term?
Short words dominate token counts but not type average.
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