Webster's New World College Dictionary

Webster's New World College Dictionary

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Don't forget to stock up on our flagship "Webster's New World" title a must for every home, office, and classroom! "Webster's New World College Dictionary" is the most trustworthy, user friendly guide to American English available the official dictionary of the Associated Press and other major news organizations. This edition includes the dictionary in both print and CD ROM formats, enabling people to look up words on the printed page or on a PC desktop. In addition to the dictionary, the CD ROM includes a bonus thesaurus and a "misspeller's dictionary" that automatically translates common spelling mistakes. ""Webster's New World" is probably the nation's most influential dictionary, in that it's the official word source for the Associated Press and for the "New York Times", among other newspapers." - "The Atlantic Monthly".
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  • CD-ROM | 1728 pages
  • 187 x 242 x 58mm | 1,801g
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 4th Revised edition
  • w. figs. and maps.
  • 0764571257
  • 9780764571251
  • 991,503

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The Most Useful College Dictionary You Can OwnPublished at the turn of the new century, the Fourth Edition of Webster's New World College Dictionary represents the finest linguistic scholarship, years of dedicated effort, and unswerving commitment to information that is clear and readable, precise, up to date, and reliable.Through decades of research, Webster's New World lexicographers have created a uniquely modern dictionary that serves as your trusted guide to contemporary usage. The rich history of our language is also traced through Americanisms and the most detailed etymologies of any American English dictionary. The result is a dictionary that helps you understand and use the language as no other dictionary can.Added to this is supplemental reference material that provides a wealth of information not found in any other college-level dictionary, including a full-color atlas of the world, rules of punctuation, geographical tables, scientific and measurement charts, the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution of the United States, and more. The Ultimate Electronic Dictionary and ThesaurusWebster's New World(R) Dictionary and Thesaurus on CD-ROM gives instant access to thousands of definitions, synonyms, and antonyms for over 163,000 entries.Works with all Microsoft Windows(R) 95 and 98 applications.Helps you find the right word fast, while you're working.Lets you add notes to definitions, customizing them to your needs.Point and click for a definition or synonym of any word on screen.Expand your spell-checker to recognize business terms, place names, and thousands of new words.Find the right word, even if you can't spell it, with the bonus Misspeller's Dictionary.
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THE MOST USEFUL AND AUTHORITATIVE DICTIONARY YOU CAN OWN--FOR YOUR DESK AND YOUR COMPUTER Selected by the Associated Press, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and other leading newspapers as their official dictionary of choice. THE BEST DICTIONARY IN PRINT Definitions That Set the Standard for Clarity Up-to-Date Entries Nearly 7,500 new entries reflecting changes in technology, society, world politics, and more. Detailed Illustrations Over 850 drawings, photographs, and maps. Extensive Reference Information Tables, charts, and lists of useful data plus important historical documents and a guide to punctuation. Thousands of Geographical and Biographical Entries The people and places that shape our world. Entries are part of the A-Z body of the dictionary, so they are easy to find. Full-Color Atlas of the World Detailed and up-to-date maps of the continents and countries of our world. Notes, Examples, and Synonyms The help you need to choose words precisely and avoid usage pitfalls. The Definitive Guide to American English More unique Americanisms--nearly 12,000--than any other college dictionary. THE HARDEST WORKING ELECTRONIC DICTIONARY AND THESAURUS Sophisticated Word Search Search for words or combinations of words. Display definitions, synonyms, or both. Find related words quickly. Instant Word Help Point to any word on the computer screen and bring up a definition --immediately. Expanded Spell-Checking Add thousands of new words to your spell-checker to enhance its usefulness and speed. The only electronic dictionary that displays definitions while spell-checking. System Requirements: Windows(R) 95,98, ME, NT(R) 4.0, 2000, XP IBM-compatible Pentium 100 or higher 8 MB RAM 20 MB hard disk space (Minimal installation); 140 MB (Full installation) 800 x 600 resolution2x speed CD-ROM drive
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Table of contents

Dictionary Staff. Consultants and Contributing Editors. Foreword. Guide to the Dictionary. Guide to Pronunciation. Dictionaries of English by Sidney I. Landau. Webster's New World College Dictionary. World Atlas. Reference Supplement. Rules of Punctuation. Nations of the World. World City Populations. U.S. States. U.S. Cities by Population. U.S. Metropolitan Core Areas by Population. Canada. Cities of Canada by Population. Mexico. Geographical Data. Monetary Units. Roman Numerals. Books of the Bible. Calendars. American Sign Language (ASL). Commonly Used Weights and Measures. Periodic Table of Chemical Elements. Alphabetical List of Chemical Elements. Geologic Time Chart. Astronomical Data. Meteorology. Presidents of the United States. The Declaration of Independence. Constitution of the United States. Amendments to the Constitution of the United States. Index.
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"This is, it goes without saying, a majestic publication." --Philip Howard (Wall Street Journal, August 23, 2005)
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"This is, it goes without saying, a majestic publication." --Philip Howard (Wall Street Journal, August 23, 2005)
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About Michael E. Agnes

The Editors of the Webster's New World Dictionaries are a team of professional lexicographers with advanced degrees in various scholarly fields. The editors familiarize themselves with the vocabulary in specific subject areas, collect materials on new developments and usage, and work with expert consultants to ensure that the content of our publications is as accurate and as up-to-date as possible.
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