The New Oxford Dictionary of English

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9780198612636: The New Oxford Dictionary of English

This special combined book and CD-ROM dictionary allows you to obtain the maximum benefits from the text. It focuses on English as it is really used today, informed by currently available evidence and the latest research. The dictionary places the most frequently used meanings of each word first, followed by secondary and technical senses, slang, idioms, and historical and obsolete senses. Relevant guidance on usage, both old and new is provided by "language in use" panels and concise in-text notes. Featuring 350,000 words, phrases, and definitions, this dictionary offers comprehensive coverage of English as it is actually used in the 21st century. In addition, the CD-ROM is packed full of features which help you to find the information you need in seconds. You can also purchase and download other Oxford titles and add them to your bookshelf to build an electronic reference library.

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Judy Pearsall is Publishing Manager for English Dictionaries and Thesauruses at OUP. Patrick Hanks was formerly Chief Editor, English Dictionaries at OUP.

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`Review from previous edition 'For once, the publicity is justified. This is an important book, with messages for all of us....Cultural conservatives will find it very unsettling; the rest of us should wallow and cavort through its story.'' Andrew Marr in The Observer, 16.08.98

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