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Webster's New World Compact Desk Dictionary and Style Guide, Second Edition

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The Complete Resource for Effective Communication
Use words with precision.
Clear, concise definitions help you say exactly what you mean. With 61,000 entries, 3,000 of them new, this dictionary covers the practical language you need every day. Based on the prestigious Webster's New World College Dictionary, this compact desk edition is up-to-date, authoritative, and easy to ...

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Overview

The Complete Resource for Effective Communication
Use words with precision.
Clear, concise definitions help you say exactly what you mean. With 61,000 entries, 3,000 of them new, this dictionary covers the practical language you need every day. Based on the prestigious Webster's New World College Dictionary, this compact desk edition is up-to-date, authoritative, and easy to use.
Write clearly and persuasively.
Succinct explanations of grammar and punctuation help you avoid common errors. Expert advice on word usage adds polish to your writing. The clear, readable style guide, now completely rewritten, includes numerous examples of the "do's and don'ts" of effective writing.
Get the information you need.
Helpful tables give quick access to frequently needed facts, from capitals of the states to measurement conversions. Tables are grouped together so that information is easy to find.
The dictionary you know and trust plus a complete, concise style guide and more
* Widely used scientific, technical, professional, and business terms
* Frequently used foreign words and phrases
* Common abbreviations
* Guide to pronunciation
* Concise word origins
* Basic rules of grammar, punctuation, and capitalization
* Proper expression of numbers
* Spelling and hyphenation of compound words
* Guide to proper use of frequently misused words and phrases
* Handy reference tables

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764563379
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 7/28/2002
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 704
  • Sales rank: 420,740
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 1.50 (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

I. Foreword.

II. Guide to the Use of this Dictionary.

III. Pronunciation Key.

IV. A-Z section.

V. Style Guide.

VI. Reference Back matter.

VII. Weights & Measures.

VIII. International Metric System.

IX. The United States.

X. U.S. Cities.

XI. Presidents of the United States.

XII. Canada.

XIII. Mexico.

XIV. Nations of the World.

XV. Chemical Elements.

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