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Over 850,000 entries and translations, completely revised and updated.The HarperCollins Robert goes with you into the 21st Century.With complete coverage of contemporary terms in business, technology, politics, culture, and medicine, the HarperCollins Robert is the most authoritative single-volume French-English dictionary available.
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Here's a sampling of the new terms this edition includes:
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