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Dictionary of Science and Technology: Over 11,000 Terms Clearly Defined

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An essential reference source for anyone who regularly encounters scientific or technological nomenclature, this dictionary features accurate, up-to-date, and detailed entries for readers from a range of scientific backgrounds. Each definition is written in jargon-free English and is ideal for those less familiar with scientific terms and native and nonnative English speakers alike. This first edition contains 17,000 entries, each with a part of speech, note on grammar, encyclopedic commentary, and example ...
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Overview

An essential reference source for anyone who regularly encounters scientific or technological nomenclature, this dictionary features accurate, up-to-date, and detailed entries for readers from a range of scientific backgrounds. Each definition is written in jargon-free English and is ideal for those less familiar with scientific terms and native and nonnative English speakers alike. This first edition contains 17,000 entries, each with a part of speech, note on grammar, encyclopedic commentary, and example sentence to show how the term is used in context. Quotations from magazines and newspapers illustrate real-life usage of key words, and additional features include highlighted differences between British and American usage and phonetic pronunciation for all entries.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780747566342
  • Publisher: A&C Black Publishers, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 8/1/2006
  • Pages: 416
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 7.80 (h) x 1.45 (d)

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A & C Black Publishers Ltd, founded in 1807 in Edinburgh, Scotland, and owned by Bloomsbury, publishes reference materials in addition to books on sports, fitness, and training; visual arts, glass, ceramics, and printmaking; all aspects of sailing and boating; and bird watching and wildlife.
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