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The Concise Roget's International Thesaurusby Rogets
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An abridged edition of the world's bestselling original thesaurus. This completely revised and updated edition contains over 230,000 words, nearly three thousand of which are newly added.
The revolutionary achievement of Dr Roget was his development of a brand new principle: the grouping of words according to ideas. If the user cannot find something in a reference book, it is often because of the restriction of searching alphabetically by 'known' headwords. Dr Roget's thesaurus reversed the access to allow the user to find a word from another word, a concept or an idea.
This ultimate reference tool – the best–selling thesaurus ever in all its editions – contains over 230,000 words and phrases, nearly 3000 of which are new to this edition, grouped into 1072 numbered categories. Within each category you'll find all the parts of speech, frequent cross–references, commonly used words singled out in boldface, and much more. If you're a writer who needs help organising a thought or mastering the nuance of expression, the International Thesaurus remains the first source to turn to.
More Than 5 Million Copies
The World's Number-One Bestselling Thesaurus
of Synonyms, Antonyms, and Related Words
An essential volume for every reference shelf, The Concise Roget's International Thesaurus ® is the most comprehensive mass market paperback thesaurus available today. Containing more than 230,000 words, including slang, idiom, parts of speech, and technical terms, it remains the ultimate writing tool for organizing thoughts and mastering the nuance of expression. More complete and authoritative than other thesauruses, the revised and updated sixth edition offers a revolutionary method of organization, grouping synonyms, antonyms, and related words together into 1,075 numbered categories, eliminating the unnecessary repetition and time-consuming cross-referencing so common in other thesauruses. With an easy-to-use index for quick referencing, The Concise Roget's International Thesaurus® is the first source to which writers, students, and speakers should turn to add eloquence, weight, and style to their spoken and written ideas and sentiments.
About the Author
Dr. Barbara Ann Kipfer is a lexicographer and reviser of Roget's International Thesaurus, as well as author of 14,000 Things to Be Happy About.
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