Based on a vast database of over two hundred million words, the Oxford Pocket American Thesaurus of Current English offers superb coverage of American English. Oxford's U.S. Dictionaries Program has takes a state-of-the-art approach to the design of reference works, focusing on the words users most commonly encounter. All Oxford American dictionaries use an easy-to-use respelling system to show how entries are pronounced. It uses simple, familiar markings to represent common American English sounds. The result is the most reliable word resource available, one that is more practical and less expensive, perfect for students or the general reader. Its features include:
Â· Key entries that include antonym lists, with cross references to other main entries
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Â· 15,000 main entries keyed to over 350,000 synonyms
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