HarperCollins Italian College Dictionary

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Overview

The HarperCollins Italian College Dictionary is a standout—you're holding the best buy on the shelf in your hands right now. Here's why:

  • Easier to use: Usage levels are indicated throughout, with extensive examples to illustrate how words are used in context. A system of style labels identifies whether a word is formal, informal, literary, vulgar, dated, or euphemistic. In addition, specific meanings are clearly marked to guide the user to the correct treatment. The text also includes illustrations of pronunciations using the International Phonetic Alphabet, enabling easy access and effective communication for educational, business, and traveling purposes.
  • Most constantly updated: HarperCollins dictionaries are updated more often than any other dictionary.
  • Comprehensive: This dictionary provides fully updated coverage of both Italian and English, including business, technological, and cultural terms, and comprehensive treatment of the most important words in both English and Italian to give you the edge in understanding and translation.

Here's a sampling of the new terms this edition includes:

Bungee jumping
Cybernetics
Eco-friendly
Gallup poll
Hormone replacement therapy
Information superhighway
Laser printer
Mass media
Salad spinner
Virtual reality

HarperCollins Bilingual Dictionaries are available in four sizes to suit your every need:

Unabridged: Preferred by native speakers, it's the most authoritative dictionary you can have on your bookshelf.

College: Perfect for use buy students and scholars everywhere, this dictionary is the best buy in its price range.

Concise: The portability of a quality paperback dictionary. Ideal for home, office, travel, and study.

Gem: An ultra-convenient reference source packed with information (over 70,000 translations!), this mini-sized dictionary is indispensable to the frequent traveler and the new learner alike.

Updated every two years to give you the most accurate and up-to-date information available.

Look for HarperCollins bilingual dictionaries in these languages:

Spanish
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German
Italian
Portuguese
Russian
Greek
Irish
Japanese

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062752543
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 9/1/1998
  • Language: Italian
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 1440
  • Product dimensions: 7.03 (w) x 10.09 (h) x 2.81 (d)

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HarperCollins Publishers is one of the world's leading English-language publishers with headquarters in New York. The company is part of News America Publishing Group, a division of News Corporation. The house of Mark Twain, the Bronte Sisters, Thackeray, Dickens, John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Maurice Sendak, HarperCollins was founded in New York City in 1817 by the brothers James and John Harper. The worldwide book group, which was formed following News Corporation's acquisition of the British publisher William Collins in January 1990, has significant publishing interests in the U.S., Canada, the U.K. and Australia.

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HarperCollins Italian College Dictionary, 3rd Edition


By Matt HarperCollins

HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.

Copyright ©2006 Matt HarperCollins
All right reserved.

ISBN: 0060749083

The Collins Italian Dictionary is comprehensive, up-to-date and reliable. It is based on modern principles, with its main focus on present-day language, including colloquial expressions, slang and the language of the mass media. More formal language, however, is by no means neglected. The dictionary includes many recent additions to the English and Italian languages, and widely-used terms from key fields such as computing, business and science. The criteria governing the selection of material for inclusion in the dictionary were frequency of use, typicality and naturalness. An invaluable resource available to compilers and translators is the Collins Word Web. This database consists of many thousands of texts: books, newspapers, magazines, leaflets, conversations and radio and television broadcasts. It was possible to access this corpus of 2.5 billion words to judge whether particular words or structures merited inclusion because of the frequency of their occurrence, and to establish how they are typically used.

Whether you wish to read, speak or write Italian, you will find the dictionary an indispensable tool, thanks to the range of words treated, the accuracy and clarity of translations and the wealth of examples and illustrativephrases.

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All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.
Excerpts are provided by Dial-A-Book Inc. solely for the personal use of visitors to this web site.

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