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Published: 05 December 1991

2424 Pages

ISBN: 9780198612582

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The Compact Oxford English Dictionary

Second Edition

Edited by E. S. C. Weiner and J. A. Simpson

  • Universally acknowledged as the world's greatest dictionary
  • Includes definitions of 500,000 words, 290,000 main entries, 137,000 pronunciations, 249,300 etymologies, 577,000 cross-references, and over 2,412,000 illustrative quotations.
  • The OED records not only words and meanings currently in use but also those that have long been considered obsolete.
  • Includes a magnifying glass for easier reading