Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 11th Edition, Jacketed Hardcover, Indexed, 2020 Copyright 11th Edition
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Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, Eleventh Edition
America’s Best-Selling Dictionary defines the current, active vocabulary of American English!
Updated with a 2020 copyright to reflect the ever changing English language, this college-level dictionary provides more than 225,000 definitions and over 42,000 usage examples. Special sections include A Handbook of Style, Foreign Words & Phrases, Biographical Names, and Geographical Names. Includes an electronic version of the dictionary and a free one-year online subscription.
- ISBN: 978-0-87779-809-5
- Jacketed Hardcover, Thumb-notched
- Weight: 3 lbs., 13 oz.
- Pages: 1,664
- Size: 7 1/4" x 9 7/8"
- Copyright 2020
A road map to where English is headed -- The Village Voice
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About the Author
- Item Weight : 3.75 pounds
- Hardcover : 1664 pages
- ISBN-10 : 9780877798095
- ISBN-13 : 978-0877798095
- Dimensions : 9.9 x 7.3 x 2.1 inches
- Reading level : 3 and up
- ASIN : 0877798095
- Publisher : MERRIAM-WEBSTER INC; 11th edition (August 1, 2019)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #4,022 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The font size is too small for anybody over the age of 40. Also, the paper is so thin that too much of the other side of the page shows through. The text is borderline unreadable because of these issues.
Also, my copy was kind of shabby. It was shrink wrapped, but the dust jacket is severely torn. Also, about 20 pages were folded over by half an inch. That's a manufacturing defect that they should have caught.
I have to use this dictionary, because it's required for my job. For the rest of you, I recommend choosing an alternative with larger type and thicker paper. There are several well-respected alternatives to Merriam-Webster.
I've always wondered, why and how dictionaries get away with this. Obviously the reason I am looking up a word is that I do not know what it means, so the definition should probably not include the very word itself.
It is simple to make this the default dictionary in Kindle instead of the bundled one.
At its heart, It is a standalone full copy of the Collegiate Dictionary, and can also be fully accessed as a separate book within Kindle. This makes browsing enjoyable, not just of its listings (including such pictures as dictionaries have) but also its supplemental materials.
When using it as a writer (I know the word, but not its spelling, nor if I completely understand the word I seek to use) and not as a reader, I would have been more pleased if those who had added electronic usability had also made it more intuitive to those of us with poorer ability to spell by more simply allowing the browsing for a word as is done with a paper dictionary. Yes, the pages are there exactly as they are in the paper version, but, for me, the electronics are not as good as the physical movement of the pages or groups of pages. It might be that adding a line which could be dragged at the top to change the pages displayed would further improve this.
Top reviews from other countries
Since I came across an earlier edition of this book many years ago, I have used the Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary for my own research in preference to encyclopedias and to complement on-line searching.
Only one comment:
The license agreement of the CD is NOT customer-oriented (to avoid the word "avaricious").
I would like to install this helpful dictionary on both, my desktop AND on my laptop, but unfortunately, this is not possible since the license allows only one installation (even if I use only one at a time).
Thus, if Webster-people should read this here: please change the license from one to two devices. Why? e.g. to get the 5th star ... ;-)
I'd really suggest you this dictionary if you are writing technical documents.
cannot complain. customer