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The Oxford Colour Compact Dictionary

Maurice Waite

Based on the extremely successful Little Oxford Dictionary, this new Oxford color dictionary provides quick access to the spelling and meaning of more 50,000 words, including over 55,000 clear translations. Now in an attractive color layout, with a practical flexible binding that bends but never breaks, this handy reference provides all the critical information you need when away from home or the library. With many outstanding features based on the needs and comments of users and experts, The Oxford Compact Color Dictionary offers enhanced guidance on alternative and difficult spellings, special new panels explaining points of grammar and grammatical terminology, expanded coverage of new technical and scientific terms (with new words, such as chatline, ciabatta, ethnic cleansing, political correctness, ram-raiding, and ungreen), and completely up-to-date coverage of idiomatic English, from carer to galleria, to mountain bike. In addition, this light and portable reference includes appendices of countries, peoples of the world, and weights and measures, as well as new usage notes offering advice on common problems, and pronunciations for awkward words, making it the lexicon choice for people on the road.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publish Date: Sep 7th, 1995
  • Pages: 784
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 0.00in - 0.00in - 0.00in - 0.00lb
  • EAN: 9780198631644
  • Categories: Linguistics - GeneralUnited States - General

About the Author

About the Editor:
Maurice Waite is editor of The Little Oxford Dictionary and the Oxford Spelling Dictionary