Oxford English Reference Dictionary

Oxford English Reference Dictionary

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Oxford English Reference Dictionary by Judy Pearsall

The Oxford English Reference Dictionary extends the aims of conventional dictionaries to be more useful, more practical, and more informative. It combines the coverage of an authoritative Oxford dictionary containing spellings, grammar information, pronunciations, and word origins, with in-depth encyclopedic entries. A 16-page full-colour map section, including the latest border and name changes, is accompanied by a large section of reference appendices including countries of the world, prime ministers and presidents, the body, the solar system and a chronology of world events. This is the revised second edition and replaces ISBN: 0-19-860046-1.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780198606529
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 11/28/2002
Edition description: Revised, Second Edition
Pages: 1792
Product dimensions: 10.50(w) x 7.80(h) x 2.50(d)

About the Author

Judy Pearsall was Senior Editor of the Reader's Digest Oxford Wordfinder. Bill Trumble was Associate Editor of the New Shorter Oxford English Dictionary.

Table of Contents

Prefaceix
Guide to the Use of This Dictionaryxi
List of Abbreviations and Symbolsxix
Oxford English Reference Dictionary1
Appendices
1Chronology of World Events1688
2Chronology of Scientific Developments1720
3Countries of the World1722
4The Commonwealth1726
5States of the United States of America1727
6The British Constitution1728
7The US Constitution1729
8The United Nations1730
9The European Union1731
10Kings and Queens of England and the United Kingdom1732
11Prime Ministers and Presidents1738
12The Beaufort Scale of Wind Force1740
13Weights, Measures, and Notation1741
14Chemical Elements1743
15Astronomy: the Constellations1744
16The Solar System1745
17Geological Time-scale1746
18Terms for Groups of Animals etc.1747
19The Animal Kingdom1748
20The Plant Kingdoms: Plants, Fungi, Algae, and Bacteria1749
21The Body1750
22Alphabets1754
23Indo-European Languages1756
24Hallmarks1757
25Musical Notation and the Orchestra1758
26Architecture1760
27Sports and Games1762
28The British Isles176
World Maps

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