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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. 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.

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DT 180,000 concise definitions and entries

DT 3,000 biographical and geographical entries

Synopsis:

Based on a vast database of some 200 million words, The Oxford American Dictionary of Current English offers superb coverage of American English. Its features include: * 180,000 concise definitions and entries

* Grammar, Style, and Usage Notes give guidance on correct English

* Hundreds of Word Histories provide fascinating background to our language

* 225 illustrations, commissioned by Oxford's US Dictionaries Program, add important visual information that complements the definitions

* 3,000 biographical and geographical entries

* Reference appendices include information on weights and measures, metric conversions, chemical elements, countries of the world, US states and presidents, and much more

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

Synopsis:

The Spring of 2003 ushers in anew era in the Oxford American Dictionary Program. Our entire line has been redesigned to standout on bookstore shelves and to define each book as an Oxford Dictionary--a dictionary with authority, a dictionary that you can trust is created by the world's most respected lexicographers. Oxford, with more than 100 staff lexicographers and hundreds of readers and researchers, performs the most rigorous and extensive English language research in the world. With its unique and unrivaled approach to language, the Oxford line of dictionaries is unsurpassed in accuracy, thoroughness, and authority.

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:
9780195133745
Editor:
Abate, Frank R.
Preface:
Abate, Frank R.
Preface:
Abate, Frank R.
Editor:
Abate, Frank R.
Author:
Abate, Frank R.
Author:
null, Frank R.
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Location:
New York, N.Y.
Subject:
Dictionaries
Subject:
Reference | English Usage Guides
Subject:
Reference | English Dictionaries
Edition Number:
New American ed..
Edition Description:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Series:
New Look for Oxford Dictionaries
Series Volume:
no. 20
Publication Date:
19991021
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
152 line illus
Pages:
1008
Dimensions:
6.4 x 9.3 x 2.6 in 3.213 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Based on a vast database of some 200 million words, The Oxford American Dictionary of Current English offers superb coverage of American English. Its features include: * 180,000 concise definitions and entries

* Grammar, Style, and Usage Notes give guidance on correct English

* Hundreds of Word Histories provide fascinating background to our language

* 225 illustrations, commissioned by Oxford's US Dictionaries Program, add important visual information that complements the definitions

* 3,000 biographical and geographical entries

* Reference appendices include information on weights and measures, metric conversions, chemical elements, countries of the world, US states and presidents, and much more

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

"Synopsis" by , The Spring of 2003 ushers in anew era in the Oxford American Dictionary Program. Our entire line has been redesigned to standout on bookstore shelves and to define each book as an Oxford Dictionary--a dictionary with authority, a dictionary that you can trust is created by the world's most respected lexicographers. Oxford, with more than 100 staff lexicographers and hundreds of readers and researchers, performs the most rigorous and extensive English language research in the world. With its unique and unrivaled approach to language, the Oxford line of dictionaries is unsurpassed in accuracy, thoroughness, and authority.
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