Merriam-Webster's Desk Dictionary

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Essential English vocabulary plus a wealth of useful facts and figures. More than 60,000 entries. Over 175 illustrations and tables. Special section on common English names.

Information about the core vocabulary of English is combined with a wealth of facts and figures about the world around us. More than 60,000 entries are featured, along with 150 illustrations.

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Overview

Essential English vocabulary plus a wealth of useful facts and figures. More than 60,000 entries. Over 175 illustrations and tables. Special section on common English names.

Information about the core vocabulary of English is combined with a wealth of facts and figures about the world around us. More than 60,000 entries are featured, along with 150 illustrations.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780877795490
  • Publisher: Merriam-Webster, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/28/1995
  • Pages: 784
  • Sales rank: 154,646
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 1.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface 7a
Explanatory Notes 8a
Abbreviations Used in This Work 15a
Pronunciation Symbols 16a
A Dictionary of the English Language 1
Common English Given Names 649
Foreign Words and Phrases 659
Biographical Names 669
Geographical Names 683
Nations of the World 717
Population of Places in the United States 719
United States Facts 731
Population of Places in Canada 735
Population of Canada in 1991 736
Signs and Symbols 737
A Handbook of Style 741
Documentation of Sources 753
Forms of Address 757
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