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Merriam-Webster's Pocket Dictionary Paperback – May, 2006

ISBN-13: 978-0877795308 ISBN-10: 0877795304 Edition: Poc

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 407 pages
  • Publisher: Merriam Webster; Poc edition (May 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0877795304
  • ISBN-13: 978-0877795308
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 3.8 x 5.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (92 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #17,210 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Customer Reviews

It really helps me a lot!
Karen Sheridan
Is a Great Dictionary that I ordered for my child when he was in need of a dictionary for his school work.
Upstate
Fits in an small pocket of the backpack so its always with them when they need it... 5/5.
Tarunc

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37 of 38 people found the following review helpful By Jesse E. Weiss on February 24, 2006
Format: Paperback
This is a very small Dictionary and handy to keep by my computer. However in being so small(the smallest I have seen) it limits the amount of words. The print is small and rather difficult for older people to see. But just the same it is useful as a large dictionary would be awkward for my use.
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26 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Gerard D. Fritz on November 4, 2006
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I bought this dictionary for my children in 4th grade. It is perfect for them, truly pocket-sized when every other book they are lugging around weighs a ton.
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By theskeptic on January 11, 2009
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Yes, as others point out, this has fewer words than a full-sized Collegiate dictionary. Duh! However, this is the only dictionary on Amazon that actually fits in your pocket. That, to me, is the definition of a "pocket dictionary." It has the expected number of words and the right form factor for a "pocket dictionary." (It's about the size of a Blackberry.)

And here's something obvious: If you are an adult writer doing serious writing, you should have a serious dictionary, not a "pocket dictionary." However, if you need a dictionary (for whatever reason) that you can put in your pocket, then this one is just fine. I speculate that it is also perfect for younger writers, whether or not they choose to put it in a pocket.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By C. Keeton on March 14, 2006
Format: Paperback
I would refer anyone to this pocket dictionary. It doesn't have all the words that a book shelf dictinary has but it is a good second.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Pen Name on December 12, 2007
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I haven't not found a word in it yet; plus, it has the largest word bank of all the pocket dictionaries (that I found).
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Rockfeat on January 9, 2007
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Great size, easy to read but too few words for a real writer!
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Debra L. Fink on July 9, 2006
Format: Paperback
This mini dictionary is easily placed in a backpack, satchel, or briefcase and is a handy reference for those times when you are not so sure of spelling or usage. I love it!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Tarunc VINE VOICE on August 27, 2009
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We bought this dictionary for our son going into 7th grade this coming fall. It was a recommendation from the school...easy enough. The way I see it, if a school approves its use then it must be a viable contender.

The size is perfect, not too heavy and a little shorter in length then a paperback. Fits in an small pocket of the backpack so its always with them when they need it...

5/5.
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