Webster's New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition (Cloth Plain Edged) / Edition 4

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Overview

Ten years of lexicographic research culminates to form the latest edition of the renowned Webster's New World(r) College Dictionary. This fourth edition combines the most up-to-date information about our language and our world to present a completely revised, updated and expanded edition for this age of instant global communication. This authoritative reference now includes 5,000 new entries and the only four-color atlas offered by a dictionary of this size. New words, new Americanisms, and new biographical and geographical entries are fully integrated into the single alphabetical listing. Thousands of new uses and meanings have been added to many existing entries. The expanded reference section provides easy access to geographical, historical, and other encyclopedic information. Unsurpassed for nearly half a century for its reliability, clarity, and precision, Webster's New World(r) College Dictionary provides the most accurate and current information available anywhere. Millions of users worldwide value this unique combination of features, found in no other dictionary:
* clear, readable definitions that provide instant understanding
* thousands of examples of current word usage
* more than 160,000 entries and over 800 illustrations, biographical photographs, and maps
* page and text redesigned for even greater readability
* the official dictionary of the Associated Press

Incl. style & usage guide; software for Windows 95; screen- scraper technology, point/click for definition; spell check.

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Sturdy in every sense, the fourth edition of the Webster's New World justifies its ten years of preparation. The definitions are precise; the type, easy to read; the format, reader-friendly (e.g., geographical and biographical terms are defined within the main A-Z listings.) Associated Press has picked this version as its standard for its deadline-driven editors and reorters. Time-stressed students and booksellers might want to heed their choice.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780028631196
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 7/15/1999
  • Series: Webster's New World Series
  • Edition description: 4th Edition (Plain Edge)
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 1744
  • Sales rank: 322,972
  • Product dimensions: 7.60 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 2.24 (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

Dictionary Staff.

Consultants and Contributing Editors.

Foreword.

Guide to the Dictionary.

Guide to Pronunciation.

Dictionaries of English by Sidney I. Landau.

Webster's New World College Dictionary.

World Atlas.

Rules of Punctuation.

Nations of the World.

World City Populations.

U.S. States.

U.S. Cities by Population.

U.S. Metropolitan Core Areas by Population.

Canada.

Cities of Canada by Population.

Mexico.

Geographical Data.

Monetary Units.

Roman Numerals.

Book of the Bible.

Calendars.

American Sign Language (ASL).

Commonly Used Weights and Measures.

Periodic Table of Chemical Elements.

Geologic Time Chart.

Astronomical Data.

Meteorology.

Presidents of the United States.

The Declaration of Independence.

Constitution of the United States.

Amendments to the Constitution of the United States.

Index.

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