Shorter Oxford English Dictionary: Windows version 2.0

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9780198606130: Shorter Oxford English Dictionary: Windows version 2.0

This CD-ROM version of the newly updated edition of The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary enables users to perform fast and comprehensive searches of more than half a million definitions, augmented with thousands of new words and meanings. Furnished with a new design, this electronic version
of the Shorter OED provides extensive coverage of world English as well as comprehensive coverage of scientific and technical English. Advanced search options allow users to carry out flexible searches for headwords, abbreviations, derivatives, phrases, references, and other words forms, or to
filter searches by part of speech, label, or date. Other features include:
*83,000 illustrative quotations from 7,000 authors
*Entries with meanings listed chronologically and dates for first use of each
*All major words in English used after 1700, as well as the vocabulary of Shakespeare, Milton, Spenser, and the King James Bible
*Details of rare and obsolete words
With an easy-to-use interface and clear functionality, The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary CD-ROM is the ideal reference.
System requirements: PC with minimum 166 MHz Pentium-class processor; 32MB RAM; min 30MB hard disk space; 16-speed CD-ROM drive; SVGA monitor; Windows 95, 98, 2000, NT 4.0, or XP.
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In hardcover it takes up two thick volumes, but on CD-ROM you get the same 7.5 million words of text (with half a million definitions and 83,000 quotations) on a thin compact disc. The computerized New SOED is a great pleasure. It readily accomplishes the simple task of looking up a word, providing definition, usage, and simple etymology. But the program also searches by anagram and by rhyme, by quotation and by etymology. Perusing the headword group is like flipping the pages. In this fashion, I ran across "nesh" (soft--in consistency, mind, or morals), "convell" (refute completely) and "xoanon" (primitive carved statue of a deity). My Scrabble game is getting less nesh all the time. --Stephanie Gold

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