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Concise Oxford English Dictionary

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ISBN: 9780199601080
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This centenary edition of the world-famous Concise Oxford English Dictionary presents the most accurate picture of English today.
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  • Hardcover
    $58.04
ISBN: 9780199601080
ANNOTATION:
This centenary edition of the world-famous Concise Oxford English Dictionary presents the most accurate picture of English today.

Annotation

This centenary edition of the world-famous Concise Oxford English Dictionary presents the most accurate picture of English today.

Publisher Description

Now in print through its various editions for a century, the Concise Oxford English Dictionary is one of the most popular choices in Oxford's renowned dictionary line, selected by decades of users for its up-to-date and authoritative coverage of the English language. This centenary edition of the Concise Oxford English Dictionary presents the most accurate picture of English today. It contains over 240,000 words, phrases, and definitions, providing superb coverage of contemporary English, including rare, historical, and archaic terms, scientific and technical vocabulary, and English from around the world. The dictionary has been updated with hundreds of new words—including sub-prime, social networking, and carbon footprint—all based on the latest research from the Oxford English Corpus. In addition, the dictionary features an engaging new center section, with quick-reference word lists (containing, for example, lists of Fascinating Words and Onomatopoeic Words), and a revised and updated English Uncovered supplement, which examines interesting facts about the English language. Sprinkled throughout the text are intriguing Word Histories, detailing the origins and development of numerous words. The volume also retains such popular features as the hundreds of usage notes which give advice on tricky vocabulary and pointers to help you improve your use of English. Finally, the 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. Authoritative and up to date, the Concise Oxford English Dictionary offers unsurpassed coverage of English, perfect for anyone who needs a handy, reliable resource for home, school, or office. Includes 12 months' access to Oxford Dictionaries Online at oxforddictionaries.com.

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Oxford Dictionaries

Review

`Review from previous edition This is the dictionary par excellence for the general reader ... it answers a lot of questions; it is easy to use; it does not take up too much space on a crowded desk.' David Malcolm, Times Literary Supplement

Long Description

100 years after its first publication, the twelfth edition of this world-famous bestseller gives the most up-to-date picture of the English language today. The original 1911 edition, revolutionary at the time for its focus on current English and its use of illustrative examples, combined a succinct yet approachable style with coverage of everyday as well as specialist terms. This centenary edition continues this ground-breaking tradition, giving you rich authoritative coverage of English as it is used today.

Review Text

`Review from previous edition This is the dictionary par excellence for the general reader ... it answers a lot of questions; it is easy to use; it does not take up too much space on a crowded desk.' David Malcolm, Times Literary Supplement

Review Quote

Review from previous edition: "This is the dictionary par excellence for the general reader ... it answers a lot of questions; it is easy to use; it does not take up too much space on a crowded desk." --David Malcolm, Times Literary Supplement 08/02/2009

Feature

Over 240,000 words, phrases, and definitions, covering technical and scientific vocabulary as well as English from around the world Hundreds of new words and phrases, based on the latest research from the Oxford English Corpus Hundreds of usage notes on tricky vocabulary and grammar usage Discover more on oxforddictionaries.com, Oxford's home for dictionaries and language reference

Product Details

Author
Oxford Dictionaries
Language
English
Edition
12th
ISBN-10
0199601089
ISBN-13
9780199601080
Media
Book
Format
Hardcover
Year
2011
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Edition Description
Main
Short Title
CONCISE OXFORD ENGLISH DIC-12E
Pages
1682
Audience
General/Trade
Publisher
Oxford University Press, USA
Subtitle
Main edition
Publication Date
2011-08-18

Product Reviews

31 Aug, 2017
Excellent concise publication
By Jacqueline