Concise Oxford American Dictionary
Description from the Publisher:
This new dictionary packs an extraordinary amount of information into a handy book that is practical, dependable, affordable, and easy to read.
Based on the groundbreaking flagship dictionary of Oxford's US Dictionaries program, the New Oxford American Dictionary , this concise edition includes more than 180,000 entries and definitions, complete with pronunciations, parts of speech, syllabification, inflected forms, and derivatives.
All Oxford American dictionaries use an easy-to-use respelling system to show how entries are pronounced. It uses simple, familiar markings to represent common American English sounds.
The Concise Oxford American Dictionary is a convenient and complete dictionary for school, work, and home. The dictionary includes Usage Notes that give helpful information on correct English; hundreds of Word Histories that provide fascinating background on the lives of words; more than 300 carefully chosen illustrations; and a handy Ready Reference section with information about weights and measures, chemical elements, U.S. states and presidents, punctuation, frequently misspelled words, and much more.
1152 pages; 300 line illus.; 7-1/2 x 9-1/4; ISBN13: 978-0-19-530484-8ISBN10: 0-19-530484-5