Webster's New College Dictionary / Edition 3

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Overview

Comprehensive and fully up-to-date, Webster’s New College Dictionary includes the latest vocabulary in science, technology, medicine, contemporary culture, and much more. The definitions are clear and precise, and Feature Notes offer insightful guidance on the vocabulary of American English.
 This updated edition of the popular family-friendly dictionary, with a fresh and contemporary new look that sets it apart from other Webster’s dictionaries, features more than 250 new words, such as dwarf planet, eyewall, manchego, and puggle. The biographical section has been completely revised to include scores of current political, literary, and scientific figures, such as Tim Berners-Lee, Jhumpa Lahiri, and Nicolas Sarkozy.

 
Created to serve the needs of a wide range of users, including students on campus and families at home, Webster’s New College Dictionary has hundreds of notes on usage, word histories, and synonyms that shed light on our language and offer guidance on word choice. Authoritative and easy to use, this resource is a trusted companion to inquisitive minds at every stage of life.
 Webster’s New College Dictionary has everything you need in a dictionary, including: • New Words and Senses: hundreds of additions, with clearly written, concise definitions • Detailed Illustrations: hundreds of drawings that enhance definitions • Feature Notes: expert guidance on usage problems as well as extra information on synonyms and word histories to assist in finding the right word and using it correctly • Words in Context: abundant examples that show how to use words accurately •Biographical Entries: more than 8,000 notable people from all over the world and every historical era •Geographical Entries: more than 6,000 countries, cities, rivers, mountains, and other geographical areas and features, including recent political changes •Abbreviations: a listing of thousands of common abbreviations and their meanings •Charts and Tables: handy information on the major alphabets and calendars, books of the Bible, currency, chemical elements, metric conversions, and more •Style Guide: an authoritative review of the rules of capitalization, punctuation, and the use of italics, with numerous examples •Colleges and Universities: essential statistics on two- and four-year colleges and universities in the United States

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780618953158
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 4/25/2008
  • Edition description: Updated
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 1518
  • Sales rank: 147,929
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 1.90 (d)

Meet the Author

The Editors of the Webster's New World Dictionaries are a team of professional lexicographers with advanced degrees in various scholarly fields. The editors familiarize themselves with the vocabulary in specific subject areas, collect materials on new developments and usage, and work with expert consultants to ensure that the content of our publications is as accurate and as up-to-date as possible.

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Table of Contents

Webster's New College Dictionary 1

Abbreviations 1318

Biographical Entries 1332

Geographical Entries 1404

Foreign Words & Phrases 1475

Four-Year Colleges & Universities 1479

Two-Year Public Colleges & Universities 1492

A Concise Guide to Style 1504

Forms of Address 1509

Charts and Tables

Alphabet 33

Books of the Bible 109

Calendar 161

Currency 284

Geologic Time 477

Roman Numerals 984

Measurement 1514

Periodic Table of the Elements 1516

Signs and Symbols 1518

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2010

    A good dictionary for those still in high school and below.

    I am a nursing student and found that it was not comprehensive enough. I wasn't necessarily looking for nursing and/or medical terms. I did find that there was a few chemicals, but not all that I was searching for. There were quie a few words that used their riit as a definition which I feel is not a definition. I will continue to use this dictionary as the other I have are 20 years old, but am disappointed.

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