The Oxford American Dictionary and Thesaurus: With Language Guide

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Oxford University Press, 2003 - Reference - 1891 pages
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The Oxford American Dictionary and Thesaurus combines a full dictionary and a full thesaurus, offering users access to the power of words as never before. With 200,000 entries and definitions and more than 300,000 synonyms, this is the most wide-ranging resource available: a first-of-its-kind reference book that's much more than a dictionary and thesaurus under one cover. Everything you'd find in a dictionary is here, along with everything you'd find in a thesaurus, all thoroughly integrated for ease of use.
This edition includes a new 64-page Language Guide in the back of the dictionary that helps build power and confidence in vocabulary, spelling, grammar, and style. In addition to parts of speech, the Oxford American Dictionary and Thesaurus includes a wealth of valuable appendices featuring Selected Proverbs, Presidents of the U.S., Countries of the World, Terms for Animal Groups, Weights, Measures, Scientific Units, and Formulas, Chemical Elements and the Periodic Table, Musical Notation and the Orchestra, and much more.
No American dictionary or thesaurus offers as much as the Oxford American Dictionary and Thesaurus. It not only combines an up-to-date and thoroughly reliable dictionary of American English with full thesaurus coverage and a usage guide, but it also provides a unique global perspective of English.
All Oxford American dictionaries use an easy-to-use respelling system to show how entries are pronounced. It uses simple, familiar markings to represent common American English sounds.

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Contents

APPENDICES
1791
The History of English
1792
Some Points of English Usage
1795
Selected Proverbs
1802
Books of the Bible
1811
Terms for Groups of Animals etc
1812
Signs and Symbols
1813
Geology
1814
Musical Notation and the Orchestra
1818
Architecture
1820
Countries of the World
1822
States of the United States 182s
1825
Presidents of the United States
1826
Leaders and Rulers
1827
Alphabets
1828
Language Guide
1831

Chemical Elements 181
1815
Weights Measures Scientific Unites and Formulas
1816
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