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Random House Webster's Unabridged Dictionary and CD-ROM Version 3.0 Hardcover – June 1, 1999

ISBN-13: 978-0375403835 ISBN-10: 0375403833

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 2256 pages
  • Publisher: Random House Reference (June 1, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0375403833
  • ISBN-13: 978-0375403835
  • Product Dimensions: 3.2 x 9.2 x 11.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,251,921 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Based on the Random House Living Dictionary Database, which strives to keep pace with the dynamic nature of the English language, this CD-ROM provides access to the complete text of the printed dictionary (315,000 entries). The definitions are supplemented by 2400 maps and illustrations (of average quality) and 120,000 American English pronunciations (both genders are represented). Searching is a breeze. It is possible to browse the alphabetical list or search by main entry, within the definition, or anagram. Searches can be limited to entries with pronunciation or a picture. Each word entry includes the definition, etymology, written pronunciation, date (or range) when a word or phrase entered the language, part of speech, synonyms, antonyms, and usage note, when appropriate. The words in the definition can also be searched with a right click of the mouse, and it is easy to save, sort, export, and print results. Unfortunately, the CD-ROM excludes several excellent and useful portions of the print dictionary, such as a separate section of new words, a list of words commonly confused, and a Basic Manual of Style. The Bottom Line: Libraries that can afford it should purchase the book and CD-ROM combination for $75. Patrons will find it comprehensive and easy to use. Random House Webster's Unabridged Dictionary is recommended to public, special, and academic libraries for its currency; the graphics are not the focus here.AEd Tallent, Research Instruction, Harvard Coll. Lib.
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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95 of 96 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 7, 1999
This is an excellent dictionary if you do not already have an earlier edition, but this is not a new edition. It is an exact reproduction of the 1987 Random House Dictionary of the English Language, Second Edition, Unabridged, in a smaller page size, with six and half pages of "new words" in a separate section, and most of the original front matter and supplements (appendices) removed. Many of the "new words" are are new to this dictionary but not to the language, such as "wishing well" and "gematria," which the etymology says first appeared in 1685-95. The CD-ROM is a newer version (3.0) of the software engine than previous editions, but contains the same text as the book, with the "new words" and a few last-minute additions integrated into the main dictionary. In a couple of months, the CD-ROM will be available separately.
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73 of 78 people found the following review helpful By Leon Gerber on November 29, 1999
This is page for page identical to the 1987 edition. All the population figures are from the 1980 census or earlier. Elements 104-107 don't have names. 200 pages of appendices deleted, 6 pages of new words added. Country names and biographical data is updated. Avoid.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful By curtisdci@hotmail.com on June 26, 1999
Always being somewhat of a logophile, I have always liked big, all-encompassing dictionaries--and this one will NOT disappoint those among us who have a keen interest in the English language. Not only does it contain virtually every word conceivable, but has definitions that are more complete (more defintions for EACH word) than other books, and many words contain a helpful list of synonyms with a concise explanation of nuances in meaning. The book seems to have only one disadvantage: it is truly a tome, (tipping the scales at 13 lbs!) and looking up words quickly becomes a physical burden, practically requiring to have its own stand. Having it published in two volumes, however, would render this fine work nearly flawless!
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Justo S. on September 6, 2001
I was using the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary for years, but after not finding some terms I decided to buy the RH Webster's one.
OK, I agree with other reviewer that the new terms should be included in their place in the dictionary, not in a separated section (the printed one is too bulky to spend much time searching). But you have also the CD ROM, which you'll love: The CD has all the words, pictures and pronunciations; the default setting is just nice but you can change it as you like.
So far (about four months) I have found all the words I have searched and the different pronuntiations, if the case, for them.
I'll say it again: it's an excellent choice.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Umesh T on February 27, 2001
I do agree with Stuart regarding the CD-ROM (although I've not seen the MS-DOS version) in that the definitions are abridged (vis-a-vis the book) and the search engine is nothing to write home about.
Apropos the book, the pros far outweighs the cons. I'm not a lexicographer but amongst the many dictionaries that I've come across, this one is the most exhaustive and definitive in terms of explaining the words, and it's etymology.
But I think the book would have fared better had it included examples of common usages of the word in the context of current spoken and written english.
Coming back to the CD-ROM, the clincher is the inclusion of recorded pronunciation of most of the words (reportedly some 120,000 of them) which helps in setting to rest most debates on how a word is to be pronounced !
All in all, if you want just one dictionary for your library, this is the one to have.
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