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The Oxford Modern English Dictionary

ISBN 019860064X / 9780198600640 / 0-19-860064-X

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With over 187,000 definitions and entries in clear, current English, The Oxford Modern English Dictionary provides all the words and meanings you need on a day to day basis, along with substantial coverage of specialist, technical, and rare words. Its comprehensive range of additional features includes:
Over 5,700 new words, including alcoholic soft drink, boot camp, bull bar, golden handcuffs, Gulf War syndrome, road rage, and rollover jackpot
In-depth coverage of all English-speaking areas of the world, with clear labeling of regional varieties
Pronunciations given for difficult words using a simple respelling system
More than 400 authoritative usage notes explain controversial or confusing points of grammar and usage
Concise and useful information, avoiding technical terminology, on interesting aspects of word origins
21 Quick Reference appendices--including Countries of the World, Time Zones, Alphabets, the Zodiac, Math Symbols, Clothing Sizes, the Beaufort Scale, and Measurements--provide the sort of information you wouldn't normally expect to find in a dictionary of this size
With its clear definitions and thorough coverage, The Oxford Modern English Dictionary is the ideal dictionary to keep you up to date with today's English. [via]