Webster's New World College Dictionary - Leather Kraft, Thumb-Indexed: The Definitive Guide American English, Internationally Renowned for Clarity, Precision and Ease of Use

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9780028616742: Webster's New World College Dictionary - Leather Kraft, Thumb-Indexed: The Definitive Guide American English, Internationally Renowned for Clarity, Precision and Ease of Use

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-- Extensive back matter with scientific and geographical data and U.S. historical documents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. 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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