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Title:
Webster's New World dictionary and thesaurus
Author:
Agnes, Michael.
Edition:
Second edition.
Publication Information:
Cleveland, OH : Wiley Pub., [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
xvii, 750 pages ; 24 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780764563393

9780764565458

9780756988951
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Completely revised from the previous edition.
Increased page count
More dictionary entries - 61,000 total
13,000 thesaurus entries
3,000 new dictionary terms, such as biscotti, dot.com, gene therapy, home page, no-brainer, portobello mushroom, skybox, surgicenter, veggie
Revised design affords greater readability, with use of custom fonts
Based on the authoritative Webster's New World College Dictionary, Fourth Edition


Author Notes

The Editors of the Webster's New World Dictionaries are a team of professional lexicographers with advanced degrees in various scholarly fields. The editors familiarize themselves with the vocabulary in specific subject areas, collect materials on new developments and usage, and work with expert consultants to ensure that the content of our publications is as accurate and as up-to-date as possible.


Table of Contents

Staff
Foreword
Guide to the Use of This Book
The Dictionary
I Guide Words
II The Main Entry Word
III Pronunciation
IV Part-of-Speech Labels
V Inflected Forms
VI Etymology
VII The Definitions
VIII Usage Labels
IX Run-in Derived Entries. The Thesaurus
I Arrangement of Entries
II Part-of-Speech Labels
III The Entry Block
IV Homographs and Superscripts
V Suggestions for Using the Thesaurus. Guide to Pronunciation
I Pronunciation Style
II Pronunciation Key
III Foreign Sounds
IV Stress Marks
Abbreviations and Symbols Used in This Book
Dictionary and Thesaurus
Weights and Measures
International Metric System
The United States
U.S. Cities
Presidents of the United States
Canada
Nations of the World

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