(NECN) Researchers at the Oxford Dictionaries picked "selfie" as their top word of 2013, owing to the term's widespread increase in usage this year.

The word's popularity on social media and its inclusion in mainstream media also helped propel it to the top of the word heap.

"It's become a really mainstream word in the last year, appearing in all sorts of mainstream newspapers and media sources, usually referencing celebrities taking selfies of themselves," noted Richard Holden, the online editor for Oxford Dictionaries, in a video posted on the research tool's website.

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