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The Concise Oxford English Dictionary
is the most popular dictionary of its kind and is noted for its clear, concise definitions as well as its comprehensive and authoritative coverage of the vocabulary of the English-speaking world. This reissue of the revised 10th edition features a rebranded jacketillustrating the new series design for the Oxford English dictionary lineand a new title emphasizing the Pockets
close association with the Oxford English Dictionary.
The Concise OED, 10/e is completely up-to-date with the addition of hundreds of new words and meanings taken from Oxfords renowned data collection program, and a special focus on fast-changing areas of language such as new technology, fashion, and youth culture. There are more than 240,000 words, phrases and definitions that cover current and historical English as well as numerous specialist and technical areas. In addition, there is a new 40-page section including information on countries and nationalities, alphabets and accents, weights and measures, and a games and puzzle wordfinder.
At $29.95 and over 1,700 pages, the Concise Oxford English Dictionary, 10/e is accessible to anyone who wants a pithy, comprehensive, and authoritative dictionary of current English.
The tenth edition of this dictionary brings it up to date by the addition of hundreds of new words and meanings with a special focus on fast-changing areas of the language such as new technology, e-commerce and fashion. A new section includes details on countries, weights, measures and alphabets.
About the Author
Peter Harbison is a member of the Royal Irish Academy, and is the author of a number of books on Irish history, architecture, and archaeology, including The Archaeology of Ireland, Irish Art and Architecture, and Pre-Christian Ireland.
Jacqueline O'Brien has extensively photographed historic Irish sites. Former Director of the Architectural Archive of Ireland, her work includes Great Irish Houses and Castles and Dublin: A Grand Tour.