The New Oxford American Dictionary

The New Oxford American Dictionary

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Produced by Oxford's U.S. Dictionaries Program, and drawing on the guidance of American scholars and advisors, "The New Oxford American Dictionary" offers a descriptive picture of American English. Oxford's American editors drew on a 200-million-word databank of contemporary North American English, plus the citation files of the world-renowned Oxford English Dictionary. Oxford's ongoing North American Reading Program, begun in the early 1980s, keeps lexicographers in touch with evidence of the American English language and usage - in novels and newspapers, in public records and magazines. The entries are organized around core meanings, in an attempt to eliminate confusion, especially in longer entries.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 2064 pages
  • 220.98 x 284.48 x 66.04mm | 3,696.76g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1600 b&w illustrations and halftones
  • 019511227X
  • 9780195112276

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"This new dictionary offers an atypical layout and a new approach to presenting definitions and meanings....With its unique approach to language, this is easy to use and provides clear, well-written definitions. Recommended for most libraries."--Library Journal "Utilizing the latest techniques for analyzing word usage and meaning, the editors have compiled more than 250,000 definitions and 9000 biographical and geographical entries in an accessible resource with a distinctly American voice....An understated presentation exuding precision ands authority, it is an essential tool."--School Library Journal [STARRED REVIEW]"The gold standard of American dictionaries."--Providence Journal "The words in NOAD are taken from the 200-million-word databank of the North American Reading Program of Oxford University Press and the files of the Oxford English Dictionary. ....The definitions are clear and descriptive but still provide technical information when necessary."--Booklist"Oxford's new dictionary not only examines modern American english vocabulary and usage, but presents a new model of how dictionaries may be written....A well-designed dictionarry, recommended for all libraries."--Choiceshow more

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