Journals Higher Education



Published: 02 September 2010

928 Pages

5-5/16 x 8 inches

ISBN: 9780199739271

Bookseller Code (12)

Oxford American Desk Dictionary & Thesaurus

Third Edition

  • An all-in-one reference providing convenience, value, and the authority of Oxford Languages. The Oxford American Desk Dictionary & Thesaurus Third Edition is the ideal all-in-one reference, with a dictionary and a thesaurus combined in one handy, integrated volume. A word's meanings, synonyms, and antonyms are given in the same entry, allowing the user access to all this information at a glance. The text is fully updated with the latest lexical content, informed by Oxford's extensive language research program, including the Oxford English Corpus, a unique electronic database of more than two billion words that allows us to offer the fullest, most accurate picture of the English language today. Hundreds of new words cover computing, ecology, technology, and many other subjects. The Dictionary & Thesaurus includes helpful extra features such as a center Reference section of essential ready reference. Within the text, usage tip boxes help users write more effective English. A completely redesigned int

New to this Edition:

  • Hundreds of new words and meanings
  • Thoroughly updated
  • New entries include many computing, ecology, and technology words, such as "phishing," "webcam," "biodiversity," "carbon footprint," and "ringtone"
  • Other new words include "scooch," "bro," and "sudoku"
  • New clear, readable layout