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Pocket Oxford American Dictionary Paperback – June 6, 2008

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ISBN-13: 978-0195301632 ISBN-10: 0195301633 Edition: 2nd

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 1008 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; 2 edition (June 6, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0195301633
  • ISBN-13: 978-0195301632
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 2 x 5.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #124,518 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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45 of 45 people found the following review helpful By Jon M. Nelson on January 17, 2009
Format: Paperback
I have this dictionary, along with the M-W Collegiate (8th ed.), the American Heritage Dictionary (4th ed.), and an American Heritage Desk Dictionary, along with a number of pocket dictionaries. This Pocket Oxford American Dictionary has a surprising number of definitions. I've found words in this dictionary that aren't in my M-W or A-H Desk Dictionary, and the definitions are clear and concise. It also has lots of usage notes that are easy to understand and are very helpful. This is a great dictionary, regardless of cost, and it's nice that it's reasonably portable as well. I highly recommend it.
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful By S. Ramirez on October 28, 2009
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This is a wonderful dictionary for the price. The reason I gave it 4 stars, it has no roots. You have no idea if the word is from Latin,or Old English.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Wei Zhang on January 30, 2010
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I am a graduate student in NYC. Not a native speaker of English. The reason I bought this dictionary is because I felt tired with searching internet for some usage of a phrase or a slang. This dictionary is handy and really informative - it includes many frequently used phrases, and also provides some examples for explanation. Very good for me.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By J. O'Keefe on July 25, 2012
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This 978 page dictionary is definitely not for a pocket - except perhaps in an overcoat. However, this is the best coffee table or side-desk dictionary I have used because it has a large quantity of words and it is simply a pleasure to pick-up and grasp - much of which comes from being a paperback. It is ergonomically right-sized. After buying one for me, I have since purchased three more (two for my children and one for their friend as a graduation gift). This book does not include the etymology of any word and it is written with a small font size, but this allows the book to be jammed with so many words. This is not a discounted book, but it is fairly priced because I use it most everyday.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By DS on February 1, 2010
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This is a great dictionary, though I wouldn't call it a "pocket" dictionary. I was looking for something on the smaller side to keep in my backpack for college but this is too big. It is my own fault for not reading the dimensions. I will keep it at home though.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Yi-sheng Chiu on January 14, 2011
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The dictionary is about 5.3" x 8", which is slightly bigger than I expected. Soft cover. Words are a bit small. Other than that it's decent dictionary to have.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Deborah Rimmer on November 6, 2011
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This book is more "desk sized" but it is VERY much better than the Webster's I was using. At 978 pages, small font, it has far more words than other dictionaries you'd want to keep handy for quick reference. It isn't perfect. It didn't have "plein-air" when I needed it but it has at least 5 times the number of entries the other has and at a college plus level. Great value!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By TurboShopper on August 9, 2013
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The dimensions are 5" x 8", and 2" thick. I keep this by my desk, and it's very handy. Many of the definitions have examples of how a word is used in a sentence. Words that are easily confused for one another are pointed out and clarified, with further notes on usage.
Bonus: It lists all the US Presidents (along with life dates, party and term in office), US States (traditional/postal abbreviations and capitals), countries of the world (with capitals and continents), standard/metric weights and measures, and chemical elements (symbols and atomic numbers).
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