The Little Oxford Dictionary of Current English

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9780198612988: The Little Oxford Dictionary of Current English

Long a light and portable favorite, The Little Oxford Dictionary has sold millions of copies worldwide through its various editions. Now it is available in a completely revised new edition, drawing on the latest information and the constant upgrading of the famed Oxford Dictionary Department database--the source of the monumental Oxford English Dictionary. In this convenient volume, a skilled team of Oxford lexicographers have packed in all the critical information you need when away from your home or library. In preparing this new edition, they have taken into account the needs and comments of users and experts, making this the most useful dictionary of its kind. Here are just a few of the outstanding features:
· More than 44,000 entries
· 60,000 definitions
· New usage notes, offering advice on common problems
· Enhanced guidance on alternative and difficult spellings
· Special new panels explaining points of grammar and grammatical terminology
· Expanded coverage of new technical and scientific terms
· Completely up-to-date coverage of idiomatic English, from carer to galleria to mountain bike

Thoroughly revised, expanded, and updated, this new edition of The Little Oxford Dictionary provides the lexicon of choice for anyone on the go.

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