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"The Shorter is the Matterhorn to the great OED's Everest--elegant, awesome and marvelous to behold, differing only in size. A stupendous achievement."--Simon Winchester (author of The Professor and the Madman)
"The page design is clean and remarkably easy to read."--Publishers Weekly "The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary redefines hip."--The New York Post "Even at a fraction of its original bulk, the premier collection of English words manages to squeeze in over a third of the original's content,
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An updated edition of the reference work for modern English. The text is based on the 20-volume "Oxford English Dictionary" and manages more than one third of the coverage of the OED in one tenth of the size. It contains more than half a million definitions and illustrative quotations. The new edition incorporates a complete vocabulary update with over 3500 new words and meanings, and many new illustrative quotations from modern authors. In total there are over 83,000 illustrative quotations from 7000 authors. There is extensive coverage of scientific and technical English as well as English from around the world. The dictionary is written on historical principles: entries show the historical development of words by listing meanings chronologically and giving datings for the first use of each sense.
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Descripción Oxford University Press, 2002. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 0198604572
Descripción Oxford University Press, 2002. Estado de conservación: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: '. . . truly a dictionary of global English.'Sydney Morning Herald. Nº de ref. de la librería ABE_book_new_0198604572