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Chambers Concise Dictionary
"Chambers Concise comes up with an interesting way of having and eating its linguistic cake in a series of usage boxes which highlight issues likely to cause confusion: effect/ affect, libel/slander, flaunt/flout, the use of 'literally'. Each case is discussed in impeccably descriptive terms, then readers are given clear warnings and sensible advice. After all, who wants to pay good money for a book which simply tells you what all the other fools do?" Jonathan Hope, The Times Literary Supplement (read the entire Times Literary Supplement review)
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The Chambers Concise Dictionary, based on the acclaimed Chambers 21st Century Dictionary, retains the features that made that dictionary so popular — clear, straightforward definitions and a focus on today's English — while drawing on the database of the new ninth edition of the Chambers Dictionary.
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Including over 1000 new entries, this title is based on the ninth edition of the Chambers Dictionary. It contains many technical terms from fields such as science, business and sport and also includes hundreds of usage notes and word histories, as well as spelling and grammar tips.
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About the Author
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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