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									# for more information on how to install requests# http://docs.python-requests.org/en/master/user/install/#installimport  requestsimport json# TODO: replace with your own app_id and app_keyapp_id = '<my app_id>'app_key = '<my app_key>'language = 'en-gb'word_id = 'Ace'url = 'https://od-api.oxforddictionaries.com/api/v2/entries/'  + language + '/'  + word_id.lower()r = requests.get(url, headers = {'app_id' : app_id, 'app_key' : app_key})print("code {}\n".format(r.status_code))print("text \n" + r.text)print("json \n" + json.dumps(r.json()))
  import  javax.net.ssl.HttpsURLConnection;import  java.io.BufferedReader;import  java.io.IOException;import  java.io.InputStreamReader;import  java.net.URL; public class Oxford {      public static void main(String[] args) {       final String language = "en-gb";       final String word = "Ace";       final String fields = "pronunciations";       final String strictMatch = "false";       final String word_id = word.toLowerCase();       final String restUrl = "https://od-api.oxforddictionaries.com:443/api/v2/entries/" + language + "/" + word_id + "?" + "fields=" + fields + "&strictMatch=" + strictMatch;       //TODO: replace with your own app id and app key      final String app_id = "";       final String app_key = "";        try {         URL url = new URL(restUrl);         HttpsURLConnection urlConnection = (HttpsURLConnection) url.openConnection();         urlConnection.setRequestProperty("Accept", "application/json");         urlConnection.setRequestProperty("app_id", app_id);         urlConnection.setRequestProperty("app_key", app_key);
         // read the output from the server         BufferedReader reader = new BufferedReader(new InputStreamReader(urlConnection.getInputStream()));         StringBuilder stringBuilder = new StringBuilder();         String line = null;         while ((line = reader.readLine()) != null) {             stringBuilder.append(line + "\n");        }         System.out.println(stringBuilder.toString());      } catch (IOException e) {         e.printStackTrace();      }    }}
                            require 'net/https'require 'httparty'   # gem install httppartyresponse = nilword = 'small'uri = URI('https://od-api.oxforddictionaries.com/api/v2/entries/en-gb/' + word)use_ssl = truehttp = Net::HTTP.new(uri.host, uri.port)http.use_ssl = use_sslhttp.start do |http|   req = Net::HTTP::Get.new(uri)   req['app_id'] = 'YOURAPPID'   req['app_key'] = 'YOURAPPKEY'   req['Accept'] = 'application/json'   response = http.request(req)   resp = response.body  puts respend

								const https = require("https");const app_id = "<my app_id>";const app_key = "<my app_key>";const wordId = "ace";const fields = "pronunciations";const strictMatch = "false";const options = {   host: 'od-api.oxforddictionaries.com',   port: '443',   path: '/api/v2/entries/en-gb/' + wordId + '?fields=' + fields + '&strictMatch=' + strictMatch,   method: "GET",   headers: {     'app_id': app_id,     'app_key': app_key   } };https.get(options, (resp) => {  let body = '';  resp.on('data', (d) => {    body += d;  });  resp.on('end', () => {    let parsed = JSON.stringify(body);    console.log(parsed);  });});

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