Webster's New World College Dictionary

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9780028605869: Webster's New World College Dictionary

Newly updated throughout to reflect our changing language and evolving social, cultural, political, and scientific world, Webster's New World College Dictionary is the best language guide for today's Information Age. Recognized for more than forty years as the unsurpassed language authority -- and selected by America's leading newspapers and wire services as their official dictionary -- this distinguished reference is now the most up-to-date college dictionary available.
-- Hundreds of new words, terms, and meanings -- new entries include Afrocentric, cognitive science, cyberspace, go ballistic, Internet, and in-your-face
-- Accurate, clear, and easy-to-read definitions that provide instant understanding without further research
-- Highly readable type and a format that's easy on the eyes-specially designed for quick and easy lookups
-- Thousands of examples of current word usage that help the reader get the right sense of the word
-- More words and phrases native to American English than any other dictionary
-- Completely updated geographical and biographical entries fully integrated into the alphabetical listings

The ideal gift for students, new professionals, or entrants to the job market, this outstanding, critically acclaimed resource remains the first choice of millions in schools, colleges, offices, and homes.

"It garner(s) acclaim from critics as a consistently reliable, easy-to-use, and well-designed desk dictionary. -- Library Journal

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Is "legislator" pronounced with an "er" sound at the end or an "or"? Is the Jewish festival of lights spelled "Chanukah," "Hanuka," or "Hanukkah"? With Webster's New World College Dictionary, which promises to describe rather than prescribe, you can take your pick. The dictionary includes more than 150,000 entries, including brief biographical and geographical notes and useful drawings and diagrams (depictions of four kinds of buoys, for example). The guide to pronunciation and symbols is given on every other page, handy for those who don't like to refer to the inside cover each time they forget how to pronounce the sound of the schwa (of course, the guides on the inside and front covers are more extensive). Starred words refer to Americanisms, which number more than 11,000, such as "hornswoggle" and "Hopi" and "kitchenette." The definitions themselves are clear and simple and seldom have you scurrying to another page for a definition of the definition. Easy to use and understand, Webster's New World College Dictionary is a fine addition to any high school or college student's desk set. --Rebecca A. Staffel

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THE MOST USEFUL AND AUTHORITATIVE DICTIONARY YOU CAN OWN—FOR YOUR DESK AND YOUR COMPUTER

Selected by the Associated Press, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and other leading newspapers as their official dictionary of choice.

THE BEST DICTIONARY IN PRINT

Definitions That Set the Standard for Clarity

Up-to-Date Entries

Nearly 7,500 new entries reflecting changes in technology, society, world politics, and more.

Detailed Illustrations

Over 850 drawings, photographs, and maps.

Extensive Reference Information

Tables, charts, and lists of useful data plus important historical documents and a guide to punctuation.

Thousands of Geographical and Biographical Entries

The people and places that shape our world. Entries are part of the A-Z body of the dictionary, so they are easy to find.

Full-Color Atlas of the World

Detailed and up-to-date maps of the continents and countries of our world.

Notes, Examples, and Synonyms

The help you need to choose words precisely and avoid usage pitfalls.

The Definitive Guide to American English

More unique Americanisms—nearly 12,000—than any other college dictionary.

THE HARDEST WORKING

ELECTRONIC DICTIONARY AND THESAURUS

Sophisticated Word Search

Search for words or combinations of words. Display definitions, synonyms, or both. Find related words quickly.

Instant Word Help

Point to any word on the computer screen and bring up a definition —immediately.

Expanded Spell-Checking

Add thousands of new words to your spell-checker to enhance its usefulness and speed. The only

electronic dictionary that displays definitions while spell-checking.

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Windows™ 95,98, ME, NT™ 4.0, 2000, XP

IBM-compatible Pentium 100 or higher

8 MB RAM

20 MB hard disk space (Minimal installation);

140 MB (Full installation)

800 x 600 resolution 2x speed CD-ROM drive

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