Oxford American Desk Dictionary & Thesaurus, by
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- ISBN: 9780199739271 | 0199739277
- Cover: Hardcover
- Copyright: 9/2/2010
The Oxford American Desk Dictionary & Thesaurus Third Edition is the ideal all-in-one reference, with a dictionary and a thesaurus combined in one handy, integrated volume. A word's meanings, synonyms, and antonyms are given in the same entry, allowing the user access to all this information at a glance. The Third Edition is fully updated with the latest lexical content, informed by Oxford's extensive language research program--including the Oxford English Corpus, a unique electronic database of more than two billion words that offers the fullest, most accurate picture of the English language today. Hundreds of new words cover such subjects as computing, ecology, and technology: examples include cybercrime, phishing, iPod, webcam, carbon footprint, wind farm, ringtone, neocon, scooch, sudoku , and warp speed . The book also has useful extra features such as a center Reference section of thoroughly updated supplements. Throughout the text, usage notes give users helpful suggestions for writing more effective English. Finally, a completely redesigned interior provides an open, readable look that makes this resource accessible and easy to browse. The Oxford American Desk Dictionary and Thesaurus is a valuable tool for students, writers, business people, or anyone wishing to write and speak American English with accuracy and flexibility.