The "Times" English Dictionary and Thesaurus

The "Times" English Dictionary and Thesaurus

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The prestigious Times branding adds distinction to this top-flight Dictionary & Thesaurus, which incorporates The Times Guide to English Style and Usage plus a 24 page full colour world atlas. It gives up-to-date language coverage plus alternative words, with matching dictionary and thesaurus entries shown on the same page. The text includes all the new words and meanings you would expect to find in a top-of-the-range dictionary as well as thousands of synonyms and antonyms. Spellings of all irregular or confusing words are given in full; notes on current language are given for problem words; over 200 specialist subjects, such as science and computing, are fully covered; examples of real English are given on the same page for one-stop lookup; the most helpful synonyms for each word are given first and highlighted; antonym lists are given for many key words. The Times Guide to English Style and Usage is an exceptionally helpful element. It provides unequivocal guidance on all sorts of points from spelling to the use of capitals, based on the preferred style for all Times writers. It is a rules-based guide, for those seeking a prescriptive solution to their queries, whereas the Dictionary is descriptive, offering advice. The specially commissioned map section, with mapping derived from The Times Reference Atlas, incorporates a copious amount of information.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 1520 pages
  • 196 x 266mm | 2,462g
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • Collins
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 24pp colour
  • 0007108575
  • 9780007108572