Synopses & Reviews
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus enables users to learn and make sense of words in a way no other thesaurus does, with:
-17,000 main words, alphabetically listed, with parts of speech and concise definitions, for convenient, at-a-glance decision making.
-450,000 synonyms, more than any other thesaurus
-A versatile, thorough compilation of words and phrases - from slang to common usage - to the most erudite of word choices.
-Hundreds of recently coined and common Americanisms
-A unique Concept Index to find words with only one concept in mind, rather than a specific word. This process of linking words together mirrors the way we actually think.
With its innovative Concept Index, this thesaurus enhances the traditional function of thesauri; the simple replacement of one word with another. The Concept Index enriches users' understanding of meaning and usage by grouping together main entry words that share a similar idea or property - achieving broad connections of language between such categories as: ACTIONS, CAUSES, LIFE FORMS, QUALITIES, SENSES, etc.
The essential reference for the 21st century, this is the most up-to-the-minute thesaurus of American English today. students, professionals and general users will love its easy-to-use dictionary format and will find its reliable, accurate word choices indispensable.
Combining scholarly authority with an awareness of todays communication demands, Rogets 21st Century Thesaurus
is the simple, reliable way to find the perfect
word for your needs. It features an easy-to-use dictionary format plus a revolutionary Concept Index that arranges words by idea, thus enhancing the users process of association and leading to scores of additional selections. The inclusion of a wide spectrum of words and phrases with each entry(from sophisticated choices to completely new vocabulary in the language(brings users an exceptional number of alternatives to fit any variation of style and tone.
•Created by the highly respected Princeton Language Institute
•More word choices than any other thesaurus (OVER 1 MILLION WORDS!)
•Concise definitions for each main entry
•A revolutionary Concept Index (arranged by idea, it mirrors the way we actually think!)
•No obsolete terms (all synonyms and antonyms reflect modern usage)
About the Author
Lexicographer Barbara Ann Kipfer holds a Ph.D. and an M.Phil in linguistics from England's University of Exeter, and is a pioneer in electronic lexical systems. She has designed and assembled lexicographic references and conducted lexicographic researches for many clients. She is a member of the Dictionary Society of North America, the Association of Computational Linguistics, and the European Association for Lexicography.