Bloomsbury Concise English Dictionary

Bloomsbury Concise English Dictionary

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The Bloomsbury Concise English Dictionary is designed to meet the everyday requirements of all global English users. The English language continues to grow, accelerated by the Internet, e-commerce and global business. It is used by one in five of the world's population, is being learnt by 1 billion people and is the language of 85% of Internet sites. Every day throughout the world, businesspeople, tourists, students, teachers and computer users are confronted with new words and terms. The need for an easy-to-use concise dictionary of this dynamic language has never been greater. In the Bloomsbury Concise English Dictionary, which is compiled from the same database as the Bloomsbury English Dictionary, readers will find international coverage of global English, enhanced with innovative features: Quick Definitions: a unique system, with brief definitions in bold, to enable readers to pick out the appropriate sense quickly and easily Quick Facts: short digests of key concepts in the arts and science Literary Links: notes on major works of literature Internet Guide to navigating and researching on the Internet Spellchecks: warnings about spelling errors ignored by spellcheckers Usage Notes: answers to common spelling and grammar queries Comprehensive coverage of high-technology, scientific and business terms. In addition to this, the Bloomsbury Concise English Dictionary has an easy-to-use layout, 30 tables of key facts and dates and over 700 illustrations, maps and photos.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 1728 pages
  • 190 x 235mm
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 0747579962
  • 9780747579960

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'Excellent notes on grammar and usage.' Guardian 'Gives extra help for poor spellers by listing common mistakes crossed through, with the correct spelling alongside.' Times Educational Supplement 'Will give Oxford, Collins and Longman a run for their money, to the great benefit of the consumer.' - praise for the 'Bloomsbury English Dictionary' Robert McCrum, Observer 'Radiantly clear and comprehensive.' - praise for the 'Bloomsbury English Dictionary' Boyd Tonkin, Independentshow more