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Published: 04 October 2018

1012 Pages | 200


ISBN: 9780199483099

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Compact English-English-Tamil Dictionary

Edited by Dr V. Murugan and Consultant editor Dr V. Jayadevan

  • The dictionary provides 2,000 key words that are the most important words to know in English, 1,100 synonyms and antonyms and 13,000 example sentences.
  • Words like 'google', 'microblogging', 'youth club', 'WalkmanTM', 'webcam', and many more have been taken from current usage of English.
  • The English base of the dictionary, taken from the Oxford Essential Dictionary, has been adapted for Indian readers.
  • To make the dictionary more user-friendly detailed definitions and one-word equivalents in Tamil have been included for words that needed to be explained further for example, 'calorie', 'cable', 'microchip' and 'website'.
  • Words like 'acid rain', 'call centre', and 'shopping centre' which do not have equivalent Tamil words have been explained by detailed definitions.
  • Many words such as 'computer', 'multimedia' 'software', and 'smartphone', have been written out in Tamil to show that such words have now been included in the language.
  • The Tamil translation is simple and reflects the current usage of the language.
  • A pronunciation guide using the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) is given for help in pronunciation.
  • Study pages explaining the use of preposition in context of numbers, time and date, how to write an email and a list of geographical names along with their adjective forms have been appended to help the learners in enriching their learning of English.

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