The Oxford English Reference Dictionary

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Judy Pearsall, Bill Trumble
Oxford University Press, 1996 - Anglais (Langue) - Dictionnaires - 1781 pages
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The Oxford English Reference Dictionary is a revised edition of the leading encyclopedic dictionaryproviding a comprehensive English dictionary (with more than 192,000 definitions) with proper name entries on people, places, science, the arts, politics, religion, and mythology. This updated revised edition also features a rebranded jacket illustrating the new series design for the Oxford English dictionary line.
The Oxford English Reference Dictionary is more useful, more practical, and more informative than conventional dictionaries. It encompasses both contemporary and world English with up-to-date coverage of new words. Clear advice on English grammar, including full pronunciations, with fascinating facts about word origins is also included.
But what makes the Oxford English Reference Dictionary truly stand apart from the Oxford English dictionary line are its encyclopedic qualities. A 16-page, full- color map section, including the latest border and name changes, is accompanied by a 100-page illustrated Factfinder with scores of quick-reference tables and illustrations: a chronology of world events, coverage of animal and plant kingdoms, astronomy, the human body, the solar system, the arts, architecture, music, and sports and games.

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According to the preface, this is "a fully integrated reference book" that offers a "greater depth of information than is normal in a dictionary." This depth rests in the appendixes, which include a ... Read full review

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Judy Pearsall was Senior Editor of the Reader's Digest Oxford Wordfinder. Bill Trumble was Associate Editor of the New Shorter Oxford English Dictionary.

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