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20 September 2007

3804 Pages

8-3/4 x 11-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199233243

Bookseller Code (02)

Shorter Oxford English Dictionary

Sixth Edition

Sixth Edition

  • Contains more than 600,000 words, phrases, and definitions, with coverage of language from the entire English-speaking world, from North America and the UK to South Africa, Australia and New Zealand, and the Caribbean
  • Fully updated with 2,500 new words and meanings based on the ongoing research programme of Oxford Dictionaries and the Oxford English Corpus
  • Contains all the vocabulary current in general English from 1700 to the present day, as well as earlier major literary works, including Shakespeare, Milton's poetry, the Authorized Version of the Bible, and Spenser's Faerie Queene
  • Excellent coverage of all types of English encompassing slang, dialect words, technical, historical, and literary terms, and rare and obsolete words
  • A never-before-published, introductory essay by the eminent language commentator David Crystal on the History of English provides a stimulating insight into the development of the English language
  • Completely refreshed design and layout highlights the links between meanings and quotations for ease of use and aesthetic appeal
  • CD-ROM included, featuring a fully customizable interface, powerful search capabilities, crossword and anagram solver, and automatic look-up from other applications by double-clicking on a word in a document or web page
  • CD-ROM supports screen reader software and can be controlled solely from the keyboard
  • Supported operated systems: Microsoft® Windows® Vista, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, MacOSX v.10.1, 10.2.x, 10.3.x, 10.4.x (PowerPC), 10.4.x.(Intel) Requires Intel® Pentium® II 450MHz or faster processor or equivalent (Windows), or PowerPC® G3 500MHz, Intel Core Duo 1.83GHz, or faster processor (Mac), and 128MB of RAM