Webster's Third New International Dictionary / Edition 3by Merriam-Webster
Pub. Date: 01/05/2002
Publisher: Merriam-Webster, Inc.
The largest, most comprehensive American dictionary available! Over 476,000 entries, including an expanded and updated Addenda Section of new words and meanings. Also includes a complimentary one-year subscription to Merriam-WebsterUnabridged.com.
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