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Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 11th Edition

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Merriam-Webster's Collegiate is probably one of the best dictionaries available, no matter the language. It's definitions are at times elegantly phrased and it contains just about the right elements. However, for specific nomenclature (e.g. scientific terms), it would b...
Merriam-Webster's Collegiate is probably one of the best dictionaries available, no matter the language. It's definitions are at times elegantly phrased and it contains just about the right elements. However, for specific nomenclature (e.g. scientific terms), it would be best if American Heritage College could be used side by side for comparison to get a better understanding. I have been using Merriam-Webster's for 5 years now and it almost never failed me. But from what I gather from other's opinion it may not contain the more modern and fashionable terms in use as does American Heritage which seems to be more progressive and which has more modern phrasings in its definitions. On the technical side, the CD-ROM included is great, and I use the digital version of the dictionary frequently when I am reading in front of my computer and it has made looking up a word much more convenient. For the CD-ROM alone the price is well worth it. But if you want something more concise and less traditional (rigid and comprehensive) this dictionary is not for you. Then, you should try Oxford, Cambridge, or Collins.

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1 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

Ehhh...

This dictionary started out really good, but I kind of lost interest halfway through. I have to admit that based on all the good reviews here, my hopes were really high for this book, but it was sort of a let down. Not the page-turner I had hoped for.

posted by Anonymous on September 20, 2006

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 20, 2006

    Ehhh...

    This dictionary started out really good, but I kind of lost interest halfway through. I have to admit that based on all the good reviews here, my hopes were really high for this book, but it was sort of a let down. Not the page-turner I had hoped for.

    1 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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