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Concise Oxford English Dictionary (Concise Dictionary) (original 1911; edition 2004)
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0198608640, Hardcover)The Concise Oxford English Dictionary is the most popular dictionary of its kind around the world and is noted for its clear, concise definitions as well as its comprehensive and authoritative coverage of the vocabulary of the English-speaking world. Authoritative and up to date, this eleventh edition of the Concise Oxford English Dictionary contains over 240,000 words, phrases, and definitions, including 900 new words. It offers rich vocabulary coverage, with full treatment of World English, rare, historical, and archaic terms, as well as scientific and technical vocabulary, and provides hundreds of helpful notes on grammar and usage.
New to this edition is a fascinating Word Histories feature, detailing the origins and development of 100 words, such as accolade and candid. This dictionary contains full appendices on topics such as alphabets, currencies, electronic English, and the registers of language, from formal to slang, plus a useful Guide to Good English with advice on grammar, punctuation, and spelling.
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"Guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of over half a million words, covering both current and historical usage. It defines the language of the entire English-speaking world, from North America to South Africa, from Australia and New Zealand to the Caribbean. Oxford extends the same expertise to the range of dictionaries derived from it, including the Concise Oxford English Dictionary ... Oxford dictionaries are thoroughly researched and up to date. They are the dictionaries of choice for professionals, teachers, academics, parents, and those learning English as a second language ... A major new edition of this dictionary offers the most authoritative description of the English language, with up-to-date coverage of more than 240,000 words, phrases, and meanings."--BOOK JACKET.
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