Chambers Compact Dictionary

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Editors of Chambers
Chambers, 2005 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 984 pages
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The new edition of Chambers Compact Dictionary, incorporating the unique and colourful World Reference section, is the essential guide to English today. Comprehensive, up to date, and easy to use, it focuses on contemporary English, providing straightforward definitions and helpful notes in a convenient and accessible volume. This new edition includes hundreds of additional words, senses and notes on usage. The revised and expanded World Reference section, now full-colour, is packed with facts and figures including major cities, the longest rivers and the highest mountains. 14 geographical maps and 14 thematic ones provide colourful and valuable information.

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This internationally renowned reference publisher continues its celebrated tradition of excellence into the present day with such informative and authoritative works as the Chambers Crossword Dictionary, Chambers Encyclopedia, Chambers Biographical Dictionary and the all-new Chambers Dictionary of Quotations.

Chambers is based in Edinburgh, as it always has been, and employs editors with a wide range of skills on dictionaries and other titles for a variety of users, including students and teachers of English as a foreign or second language. As well as the core business of publishing dictionaries and thesauruses, Chambers also publishes a range of titles on grammar and usage, single-volume reference titles on science, history, biography and quotations, as well as titles for Scrabble® and crosswords.

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