The Oxford American Desk Dictionary

The Oxford American Desk Dictionary

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Based on a database of American English compiled in the USA, The Oxford American Desk Dictionary is completely up to date and designed for today's quick-reference needs. This superb dictionary also features more than 200 detailed illustrations (commissioned for this 1998 edition), helpful in-text Usage Notes, and hundreds of lively, informative Word Histories. Features: * More than 100,000 entries and definitions * New words and senses, some not found in any other dictionaries (biodiversity, debit card, home page, SUV) * Hundreds of in-text Usage Notes and Word Histories * Eye-catching, detailed illustrations, specially commissioned for this edition * Thousands of up-to-date biographical and geographical entries * Expanded 32-page Special Reference Section with Countries of the World, Signs and Symbols, Weights and Measures, US States and Presidents As a concise, thorough, up-to-date, yet handy resource, this dictionary is unsurpassed.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 816 pages
  • 146.8 x 223 x 62mm | 1,144.58g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • numerous line drawings
  • 0195126734
  • 9780195126730

About Frank Abate

Frank Abate is Editor in Chief of the U. S. Dictionaries Program of Oxford University Press, located in Connecticut.show more

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