The Oxford Compact English Dictionary by Della Thompson

The Oxford Compact English Dictionary by Della Thompson

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'Oxford's new rapid-access page designs set most words as entries in their own right to avoid long paragraphs that hide related words. Clear margins, special typefaces, and symbols ensure exceptional clarity. Paper and binding styles are carefully selected for their durability. Jargon has been translated into plain English, and confusing abbreviations simplified or avoided.' 'Every definition is based on wide scrutiny of real evidence, drawn from millions of unique citations collected by The Oxford World Reading Program. In addition, Oxford lexicographers have access to a 100-million-word corpus, with rapid computer search-and-analysis techniques providing answers to the most complex language queries.' 'For greater clarity, the most important meaning of each word is placed first. This is followed by derived senses, technical senses, slang, idioms, and historical or obsolete senses. To help users distinguish between correct and incorrect grammar and usage, reliable guidance is provided by Language in Use panels on larger dictionaries and concise in-text notes in smaller ones.'--BOOK JACKET. This 1996 Oxford University Press Hardback is in Fair condition.

heavy ISBN: 9780198600640 SKU: 1325268 Note: Any image shown is from a stock photo and is not the actual book.