Webster's New World College Dictionary: Thumb-Indexed

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Students, business professionals, and home users alike will love the dictionary & thesaurus software bundled with this all–new fourth edition of Webster’s New World™ College Dictionary. Unlike other dictionary CD–ROMs, this is a true productivity application that adds the complete text of Webster’s New World College Dictionary, Fourth Edition, and Webster’s New World™ Roget′s A–Z Thesaurus into any Windows 95/98 application. Users can access the dictionary and the thesaurus from within a word processor or spreadsheet and point to any word on the computer screen for a definition or a list of synonyms for that word. Best of all, the software adds thousands of words into the spell checker′s internal dictionary, reducing the number of times users have to click the Ignore button because the spell checker does not recognize a word. Users can also call up definitions or synonyms during the spell check operation, helping them select exactly the right word from the spell checker′s list of recommendations. For more than 80 million users worldwide, Webster’s New World™ College Dictionary has provided the most accurate and up–to–date information available. Now for computer users everywhere, this unique dictionary/software combination offers the exceptional value, usefulness, and reliability people have come to expect from the name Webster’s New World.

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THE MOST USEFUL AND AUTHORITATIVE DICTIONARY YOU CAN OWN–FOR YOUR DESK AND YOUR COMPUTER

Selected by the Associated Press, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and other leading newspapers as their official dictionary of choice.

THE BEST DICTIONARY IN PRINT

Up–to–Date Entries

Nearly 7,500 new entries reflecting changes in technology, society, world politics, and more.

Detailed Illustrations

Over 850 drawings, photographs, and maps.

Extensive Reference Information

Tables, charts, and lists of useful data plus important historical documents and a guide to punctuation.

Thousands of Geographical and Biographical Entries

The people and places that shape our world. Entries are part of the A–Z body of the dictionary, so they are easy to find.

Full–Color Atlas of the World

Detailed and up–to–date maps of the continents and countries of our world.

Notes, Examples, and Synonyms

The help you need to choose words precisely and avoid usage pitfalls.

The Definitive Guide to American English

More unique Americanisms–nearly 12,000–than any other college dictionary.

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From the Inside Flap:

The Most Useful College Dictionary You Can Own

Published at the turn of the new century, the Fourth Edition of Webster’s New World College Dictionary represents the finest linguistic scholarship, years of dedicated effort, and unswerving commitment to information that is clear and readable, precise, up–to–date, and reliable.

Through decades of research, Webster’s New World lexicographers have created a uniquely modern dictionary that serves as your trusted guide to contemporary usage. The rich history of our language is also traced through Americanisms and the most detailed etymologies of any American English dictionary. The result is a dictionary that helps you understand and use the language as no other dictionary can.

Added to this is supplemental reference material that provides a wealth of information not found in any other college–level dictionary, including a full–color atlas of the world, rules of punctuation, geographical tables, scientific and measurement charts, the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution of the United States, and more.

The Ultimate Electronic Dictionary and Thesaurus

Webster’s New World™ Dictionary and Thesaurus on CD–ROM gives instant access to thousands of definitions, synonyms, and antonyms for over 163,000 entries.

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