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    DescriptionThe much-anticipated Fifth Edition of "The American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language" is the premier resource about words for people who seek to know more and find fresh perspectives. Exhaustively researched and thoroughly revised, the Fifth Edition contains 10,000 new words and senses, over 4,000 dazzling new full-color images, and authoritative, up-to-date guidance on usage from the celebrated American Heritage(R) Usage Panel. In keeping with the American Heritage tradition of cutting-edge research, the Fifth Edition represents the work of a dedicated team of experts, scholars, and contributors. Thousands of definitions have been revised in rapidly changing fields such as astronomy and biology, geographical entries and maps have been completely updated, and the dictionary's signature feature notes on word history, synonymy, and language variation have been enhanced and improved. Trustworthy advice on controversies and conundrums in English usage is provided by the American Heritage Usage Panel, a group of 200 prominent users of the language. Under the leadership of Steven Pinker, preeminent researcher on language and the mind, the Panel passes judgment on both new and longstanding usage problems. No other dictionary offers such discerning and helpful guidance on issues of usage, grammar, and style. Word meanings are made easier to understand with thousands of new quotations from classic and contemporary writers. Etymologies explaining word origins and development have been newly created or revised to reflect the very latest scholarship. Many words are traced back to their roots in prehistory through two unique appendixes showing word roots in ancient Indo-European and Semitic. Reliable, enlightening, and visually stunning, the Fifth Edition of "The American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language "gives you the opportunity to make your mark in the best possible way.


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    Title
    The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) American Heritage Dictionary
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 2112
    Width: 224 mm
    Height: 282 mm
    Thickness: 62 mm
    Weight: 3,380 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780547041018
    ISBN 10: 0547041012
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: LAN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T2.2
    Ingram Subject Code: RB
    BIC subject category V2: CBD
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 423
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Merchandise Category: REF
    B&T General Subject: 680
    Libri: I-RB
    DC21: 423
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 51
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 14130
    Abridged Dewey: 423
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A21150000, A01170000
    BISAC V2.8: REF008000
    LC classification: PE1628 .A623 2011
    Thema V1.0: CBD
    Edition
    5
    Edition statement
    5th
    Publisher
    HOUGHTON MIFFLIN
    Imprint name
    HOUGHTON MIFFLIN
    Publication date
    01 November 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Boston, MA
    Author Information
    The Editors of the American Heritage Dictionaries are trained lexicographers with a varied array of interests and expertise. Most of the editors hold graduate degrees, and several have degrees in linguistics or in the history of the English language. All the editors familiarize themselves with the vocabulary in specific subject areas, collect materials on new developments and usage, and work in association with consultants to ensure that the content of our publications is as accurate and up-to-date as possible.