The Oxford Large Print Dictionary

The Oxford Large Print Dictionary

Book - 1995
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Baker & Taylor
Provides more than 60,000 entries, including entries on people, places, and institutions; grammatical notes; and examples of usage

Book News
The first edition was published in 1989. The present revised edition is based on the text of The Oxford Paperback Dictionary , 4th ed., 1994. A fine piece of work that is less formal than many traditional dictionaries, this edition includes many alternative spellings and guidance on American English variants. It also updates the entries for the names of famous people, places, and institutions, and expands the coverage to reflect changes in world politics, technology, and other aspects of the contemporary world. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Oxford University Press
The Oxford Large Print Dictionary has been noted for its unique combination of Oxford's unmatched dictionary resources and a specifically designed large-print format for ease of reading. Now fully updated in this revised edition, The Oxford Large Print Dictionary incorporates the latest changes and additions to the English language, providing a total of 74,000 definitions in over 60,000 entries.
The vitality of our language has been recognized with the inclusion of many new words and phrases, including "love handles," "couch potato," "ozone hole," and "spin-doctor." Included as well are encyclopedic entries on over 4,000 institutions, places, and famous people, including new entries ranging from Bill Clinton, Stephen Hawking, and Madonna to the new nations of Slovakia and the Czech republic. Also detailed are the states, the countries of the world, capital cities, heads of government, constellations, and geographical features such as rivers, mountains, and seas. All told, The Oxford Large Print Dictionary, Second Edition, offers the most comprehensive, authoritative large-print dictionary available today.

Publisher: Oxford [England] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1995.
Edition: 2nd ed.
ISBN: 9780198613220
Branch Call Number: LC 423 OXF
Characteristics: ix, 938 p. (large print) ; 28 cm.
Additional Contributors: Pollard, Elaine
Liebeck, Helen
Alternative Title: Oxford paperback dictionary.


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