The dictionary of choice for the Associated Press and America's leading newspapers, this updated 50th anniversary edition of Webster's New World College Dictionary continues to be outstanding for its page design and easy readability. With comprehensive, consistent, and helpful A-Z organization of all entries -- including abbreviations, foreign words and phrases, and biographical and geographical entries -- it features the clearest, most informative definitions of any college dictionary available today. Highlights include:
-- Over 850 illustrations, with more than 200 photographs added at biographical entries
-- The best coverage of American usage and idioms, including over 11,000 Americanisms
-- Over 100 new entries for this updated edition
-- Extensive back matter with scientific and geographical data and U.S. historical documents
-- Four-color world atlas
-- Useful information on weights and measures, grammatical usage, and geological data
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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. StaffelFrom the Back Cover:
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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Tables, charts, and lists of useful data plus important historical documents and a guide to punctuation.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.
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More unique Americanisms—nearly 12,000—than any other college dictionary.
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Book Description Macmillan General Reference. LEATHER BOUND. Book Condition: New. 002861674X New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW6.0925075
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