Webster's New World College Dictionary

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9780028634746: Webster's New World College Dictionary

THE MOST USEFUL AND AUTHORITATIVE DICTIONARY YOU CAN OWN—OVER 163,000 ENTRIES

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

Up-to-Date Entries for Today's World

Nearly 7,500 new entries bring meaning and understanding to changes in lifestyles, technology, medicine, society, world politics and cultures, and more.

Over 850 Illustrations, Photographs, and Maps

Important people, places, objects, and concepts are clearly illustrated to help you recognize and identify them.

Expanded Reference Information with a 4-Color World Atlas

Numerous tables, charts, and lists provide a handy reference to geographical and other useful data. A special section also includes important historical documents, a guide to punctuation, and full-color maps of the world.

Thousands of Geographical and Biographical Entries

The people and places that shape our world are fully covered. Entries are part of the A-Z body of the dictionary, so they are easy to find. Many entries include maps or photographs.

Helpful Notes, Examples, and Synonyms

To help you choose words precisely, usage notes give important cautions and explanations. Examples put words into meaningful context. Synonym notes list related words and point out important differences in meaning.

Easy to Read and Use

Each page is designed so you don't have to work to find the information you want.

The Definitive Guide to American English

Webster's New World College Dictionary includes more unique Americanisms—nearly 12,000—than any other college dictionary. Its crisp, dynamic defining style is itself uniquely American.

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While the text edition of this dictionary has collected kudos from numerous newspapers throughout its previous editions, many users may find that the CD-Rom replaces the book as a handy quick-reference instrument. The disk loads in a matter of minutes, and offers a linked thesaurus with the dictionary--you can choose one or both reference tools, and you can customize both with your particular notes. Kids who are told to "look it up" when they ask mom how to spell a word will love the Misspeller's Dictionary included on the disk, which can easily translate spellings like "wierd" and "anoy". Using the thesaurus while using the dictionary allows you to click easily between words, using the former to extend your vocabulary while checking the specific definitions in the latter to ensure precise usage.

The text edition has many special features that make it a useful complement to the disk, as well as a star in its own right. Several pages of simple colored maps show the placement of everything from Colorado to Cameroon. There are anatomical illustrations, historical photographs, and a 40-page reference supplement that covers everything from the rules of punctuation to the periodic table of elements. Word definitions are clear, and with 163,000 entries, chances are you'll find the word you're hunting for. Synonyms for many words are included in shaded areas near the original word (you'll find pious, religious, and sanctimonious alongside devout), which is a big help when you're searching for the perfect word. --Jill Lightner

  • System requirements:
  • Pentium recommended
  • Windows 95/98 or Windows NT 4.0
  • 16 MB RAM
  • 5 MB free hard disk space, 100 MB free hard disk space for full installation
  • 2X CD-ROM drive

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With over 163,000 entries offering the clearest definitions, Webster's New World College Dictionary is the Dictionary for the 21st Century.

Through decades of research, Webster's New World lexconigraphers have created a uniquely modern dictionary that serves as your trusted guide to contemporary usage. The rich history of our language is also traced through Americanisms and the most detailed etymologies of any American English dictionary. The result is a dictionary that helps you understand and use the language as no other dictionary can.

Webster's New World Dictionary and Thesaurus on CD-ROM gives instant access to thousands of definitions, synonyms, and antonyms for over 163,00 entries.

The CD works with all Microsoft Windows 95 and 98 applications, helps you find the right word fast while you are working. It also lets you add notes to definitions, customizing them to your needs.

Point and click for a definition or synonym of any word on screen!

Expand your spell-checker to recognize business terms, place names, technology terms, and thousands of new words!

Find the right word, even if you can't spell it with the bonus Misspeller's Dictionary!

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