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Oxford Dictionary of English, 2nd Edition Kindle Edition
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Editors Catherine Soanes and Angus Stevenson have revised and updated the pioneering work of Judy Pearsall (Editor) and Patrick Hanks (Chief Editor, Current English Dictionaries) who led production of the outstanding `The New Oxford Dictionary of English' in 1998.
This revision builds upon that body of work - adding 3,000 fresh words, senses and phrases. The editors and their team drew upon a new 100 million word Oxford English corpus. As with the 1998 dictionary, it focuses its definitions on current usage.
What gives this indispensable breadth and depth is its layout of core senses and subsenses within each definition and the provision of word history: etymology (word origin) and morphology (word form) as well as reference to development of both sense and form.
This provides a rich reference work that would strengthen anyone's vocabulary and sharpen accuracy of expression.
This edition also adds usage guidance where prudent and includes new Appendices: a very useful `Guide to Good English' and encyclopaedia like information (including: countries and their capitals; weights & measures; punctuation marks; alphabets; the chemical elements; data on the solar system; proofreading marks; Prime Ministers and Presidents; Internet Forum & Chatroom keystroke emoticons :~) and shorthand (`FYI' etc); collective nouns; and even categories of wind forces!).
While it might retain the typical dryness and staidness of the Oxford English Dictionary (OED), this volume surely sets a global standard for single volume works (cf.Read more ›
Not exactly useful when one is looking up the meanings of words. Insipid and utterly useless.
The only drawbacks: 1) The sleeve around the book could have been stronger, or, even better, scrapped in turn for some nice 'foily' lettering engraved on the front cover. 2) I may be splitting hairs, and there isn't any apparent damage, but I expected a heavier cover/spine/binding overall. I wouldn't call it inadequate by any means, however I am sure that there are editions of this (or at least similar) dictionary that have something more suited to heavy use over time.
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In any event "The Oxford Dictionary of English" is useless in the Kindle Edition. The only way to find a word is to work your way through the book page by page, or with the scroll bar to manually find the entry you want. Very slow and laborious process with a book of a couple of... Read More
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