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Oxford University Press
|Number of Pages||1683 Pages|
Concise Oxford English Dictionary (Book & CD-ROM Set) is the authorized reference book for English spelling and usage, used by the United Nations. Summary Of The Book The most popular of all the relatively smaller English Dictionaries from Oxford, Concise Oxford English Dictionary (Book & CD-ROM Set) is up-to-date with current words and usage. It is the recognized reference book for International English. The first edition of the Concise Oxford English Dictionary (Book & CD-ROM Set) was published in 1911. It was designed to be a quick and practical reference to contemporary English usage, and a quick look up for meanings and synonyms. It is concise only in the sense that it does not go too deep into the history of the words. Concise Oxford English Dictionary (Book & CD-ROM Set) is comprehensive and clear in its definitions and pronunciation and usage guides. The book has around 240,000 entries, and at 1728 pages, it is not really small. The book contains a lot of technical terms that have entered common usage. The book helps readers get a clear understanding of the word by providing various illustrative examples. The CD-ROM contains the electronic version of the dictionary, and has audio pronunciation guides. The CD is searchable and is a great digital resource for use on PCs and MACs. This dictionary has also been used on game shows like Countdown. It is an ideal source of information that can help people add more fluency to their existing vocabulary, and help them gain a clearer understanding of words that are already known.