Webster's New World College Dictionary - Plain-Edged: The Definitive Guide American English, Internationally Renowned for Clarity, Precision and Ease of Use (Webster's New World)

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THE MOST USEFUL AND AUTHORITATIVE DICTIONARY YOU CAN OWN OVER 163,000 ENTRIES Selected by the Associated Press, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and other leading newspapers as their official dictionary of choice. Up–to–Date Entries for Today s World Nearly 7,500 new entries bring meaning and understanding to changes in lifestyles, technology, medicine, society, world politics and cultures, and more. Over 850 Illustrations, Photographs, and Maps Important people, places, objects, and concepts are clearly illustrated to help you recognize and identify them. Expanded Reference Information with a Four–Color World Atlas Numerous tables, charts, and lists provide a handy reference to geographical and other useful data. Special sections also include important historical documents, a guide to punctuation, and full–color maps of the world. Thousands of Geographical and Biographical Entries The people and places that shape our worldview are fully covered. Entries are part of the A–Z body of the dictionary, so they are easy to find. Many entries include maps or photographs. Helpful Notes, Examples, and Synonyms To help you choose words precisely, usage notes give important cautions and explanations. Examples put words into meaningful context. Synonym notes list related words and distinguish among their meanings. Easy to Read and Use Each page is designed so you don t have to work to find the information you want. The Definitive Guide to American English Webster s New World College Dictionary includes more unique Americanisms more than 12,000 than any other college dictionary. Its crisp, dynamic defining style is itself uniquely American.

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