Scribner-Bantam English Dictionary

Scribner-Bantam English Dictionary

by Edwin B. Williams

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Scribner-Bantam English Dictionary by Edwin B. Williams

The New Scribner-Bantam English Dictionary is better than the others. 1. Over 80,000 definitions. More information than in any other dictionary of its kind.
2. Including new words and technical-scientific terms appearing in no other dictionary.
3. Current definitions. Up-to-the-minute definitions of contemporary vocabulary.
4. Finding the right word: The only dictionary with mini-essays (500) on the use of words that have similar meanings.
5. Easy pronunciation. Only 42 symbols represent the more than 250 common spellings of English sounds.
6. Word origins. Concise etymologies tell where words came from, and how they have changed.
7. An appendix that includes handy measurement conversion tables.
8. A comprehensive Guide to the Dictionary that teaches about words and language.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780553264968
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/28/1984
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 1120
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.87(h) x 1.74(d)

About the Author

Edwin B. Williams, PhD, (1891–1975) was chairman of the Department of Romance Languages, dean of the Graduate School, and provost of the University of Pennsylvania.

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