The Facts on File Student's Dictionary of American English (Facts on File Writer's Library)

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In addition to providing the basic information--meaning, pronunciation, syllable breaks, and appropriate usage--for more the ninety-thousand words, this student's dictionary gives shades of meaning illustrated by phrases or sentences within the single entry. Simultaneous.

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Cynthia A. Barnhart was the editor of new words for The World Book Dictionary; the general editor of The American Heritage Dictionary of Science, the Chambers Dictionary of Etymology, and the Second Barnhart Dictionary of New English; and Senior General Editor of the Third Barnhart Dictionary of New English. She was Senior Editor of the reference division of Cambridge University Press for seven years. She resides in Garrison, NY.

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This dictionary, intended for middle- and high-school students, is a straightforward reference tool that would be useful in classrooms or for individual students. The preface states there are approximately 90,000 entries for English terms that would typically be found in newspapers, magazines, or online articles, as well as a selection of new terms in science, technology, and contemporary culture. There are also definitions for some proper names, acronyms, and place-names. Entries are concise, focusing on core meanings and providing pronunciation, inflected forms, parts of speech, and usage labels. Idioms, etymologies, equivalents, and examples may also be included. The font size is small and, though not difficult to read, isn’t appealing for younger students. Reluctant readers might find the format daunting and not easy to use because of the density of the content per page. There are no illustrations, nor are there any of the reference materials generally found in dictionaries intended for this audience—weights and measures, lists of states and presidents, maps, and so on. Many newer words, such as blog and wiki, are not defined. On the other hand, DVD, rap music, and hip-hop have definitions. This is a decent dictionary for its intended audience, though there are many others in this category that fit the bill just as well and are more attractively presented. Grades 6-12. --Terri Tomchyshyn

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