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The Pocket Oxford American Dictionary of Current English (New Look for Oxford Dictionaries)

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Based on a vast database of over two hundred million words, The Oxford Pocket American Dictionary of Current English offers superb coverage of American English. Oxford's U.S. Dictionaries Program has taken a state-of-the-art approach to the design of reference works, focusing on the words users most commonly encounter, and omitting those rarely used. The result is the most reliable word resource available, one that is more practical and less expensive, perfect for students or the general reader. Its features include:
  • Grammar, Style, and Usage Notes that give guidance on correct English
  • Hundreds of Word Histories that provide a fascinating background to our language
  • 225 illustrations, commissioned by Oxford's U.S. Dictionaries Program, that add important visual information to complement the definitions
  • Reference appendices with information on weights and measures, metric conversions, chemical elements, countries of the world, U.S. states and presidents, and much more
Affordable, durable, easy to read and completely up to date, this is the finest dictionary of its size available.

Synopsis:

Based on a vast database of over two hundred million words, the Oxford Pocket American Dictionary of Current English offers superb coverage of American English. Oxford's U.S. Dictionaries Program has taken a state-of-the-art approach to the design of reference works, focusing on the words users most commonly encounter, and omitting those rarely used. 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. The result is the most reliable word resource available, one that is more practical and less expensive, perfect for students or the general reader. Its features include:

DT Grammar, Style, and Usage Notes that give guidance on correct English

DT Hundreds of Word Histories that provide a fascinating background to our language

DT 225 illustrations, commissioned by Oxford's U.S. Dictionaries Program, that add important visual information to complement the definitions

DT Reference appendices with information on weights and measures, metric conversions, chemical elements, countries of the world, U.S. states and presidents, and much more

Affordable, durable, easy to read and completely up to date, this is the finest dictionary of its size available. date, this is the finest dictionary of its size available.

[On Cover]

DT 180,000 concise definitions and entries

DT 3,000 biographical and geographical entries

About the Author

Frank Abate is Editor in Chief of the U.S. Dictionaries Program for Oxford University Press. He has compiled or edited more than 30 dictionaries and a wide variety of other language and general reference works.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780195150827
Manufactured:
Oxford University Press
Preface:
Abate, Frank R.
Preface:
Abate, Frank R.
Manufactured:
Oxford University Press
Editor:
Abate, Frank R.
Author:
Oxford
Author:
Oxford Dictionaries
Editor:
Abate, Frank R.
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Location:
New York
Subject:
Dictionaries
Subject:
Reference | English Dictionaries
Subject:
Reference | English Usage Guides
Edition Number:
2
Series:
New Look for Oxford Dictionaries
Series Volume:
zhi 1
Publication Date:
20020718
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
152 line illus
Pages:
488
Dimensions:
5.3 x 8 x 1.84 in 1.606 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Based on a vast database of over two hundred million words, the Oxford Pocket American Dictionary of Current English offers superb coverage of American English. Oxford's U.S. Dictionaries Program has taken a state-of-the-art approach to the design of reference works, focusing on the words users most commonly encounter, and omitting those rarely used. 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. The result is the most reliable word resource available, one that is more practical and less expensive, perfect for students or the general reader. Its features include:

DT Grammar, Style, and Usage Notes that give guidance on correct English

DT Hundreds of Word Histories that provide a fascinating background to our language

DT 225 illustrations, commissioned by Oxford's U.S. Dictionaries Program, that add important visual information to complement the definitions

DT Reference appendices with information on weights and measures, metric conversions, chemical elements, countries of the world, U.S. states and presidents, and much more

Affordable, durable, easy to read and completely up to date, this is the finest dictionary of its size available. date, this is the finest dictionary of its size available.

[On Cover]

DT 180,000 concise definitions and entries

DT 3,000 biographical and geographical entries

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