Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus

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by Barbara Ann Kipfer, Barbara Ann Kipfer
     
 

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Combining scholarly authority with a new awareness of today's communication demands, Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus is the simple, reliable way to find the perfect word for your needs. It features an easy-to-use dictionary format plus a revolutionary Concept Index that arranges words by idea, thus enhancing the user's process of association and leading to scores of… See more details below

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Combining scholarly authority with a new awareness of today's communication demands, Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus is the simple, reliable way to find the perfect word for your needs. It features an easy-to-use dictionary format plus a revolutionary Concept Index that arranges words by idea, thus enhancing the user's process of association and leading to scores of additional selections. The inclusion of a wide spectrum of words and phrases with each entry - from sophisticated choices to completely new vocabulary in the language - brings users an exceptional number of alternatives to fit any variation of style and tone.

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Library Journal
Roget's is probably as popular a name for lending authority to thesauruses as Webster's is for dictionaries. Although this new version is not the direct descendant of the original, it follows the now-popular dictionary format for its 17,000 main entries ( abandon - zoom ) and provides other innovations as well. The part of speech, very brief definition, synonyms (over 450,000), and references to an 837-term Concept Index are indicated for each entry. Words in the Concept Index are arranged under categories, e.g., actions, causes, and objects, and assist in generating alternative word choices through meaning to word searches. Antonyms are not included, but synonyms representing nonstandard usage are noted. The lexicographer-author's selections reflect contemporary usage, gender sensitivity, and recently evolved words. This current and uncomplicated thesaurus is highly recommended for all libraries.-- Stanley P. Hodge, Ball State Univ. Lib., Muncie, Ind.
From the Publisher
“EXCEPTIONAL...unique words and groupings...this source is a gem!” —Booklist

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780385312554
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
07/01/1994
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
880
Product dimensions:
5.39(w) x 8.13(h) x 1.73(d)

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