The Concise Oxford Dictionary

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Judy Pearsall
Oxford University Press, 1999 - Dictionaries - 1666 pages
The Concise Oxford Dictionary is the most popular dictionary of its kind around the world. For this major new edition, Oxford's lexicographers have used evidence provided by The British National Corpus to rewrite every word and entry to represent English as it is used today throughout theEnglish-speaking world. There are over 220,000 words, phrases, and meanings that cover current and historical English as well as numerous specialist and technical areas. Each entry is now clearer and more accessible, with the most modern meanings placed first, and definitions given in a clear andstraightforward style. Authoritative guidance on grammar and usage is provided in highlighted boxes, that addresses contentious and controversial views. There are also new Word Formation panels that show how complex words are created and identify different word groups such as phobias, -cultures,and ariums, adding to the richest coverage of English available in any single-volume dictionary.

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Judy Pearsall edited the highly acclaimed New Oxford Dictionary of English, and is the Managing Editor for all Oxford's English Dictionaries.

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