Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary

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Merriam Webster
Newly Revised & Updated for 2014! America's best-selling dictionary defines the current, active vocabulary of American English and is updated on an ongoing basis. Features more than 225,000 clear and precise definitions and more than 42,000 usage examples. This format includes an electronic version of the dictionary and a free one-year online subscription. Current copyright is 2014.

Baker & Taylor
Presents concise definitions, pronunciations, abbreviations, some illustrations, usage examples, and synonyms with ten thousand new words and meanings.

Book News
The 10th Collegiate appeared in 1994, and is cited in Guide to Reference Books. The 11th contains another 70 pages and another 10,000 words (e.g. World Wide Web , post-structuralism , netizen , McJob and phat ) derived from a lexical archive of over 15.5 million words (the 10th's archive was 14.5 million). Many dates of first use have been pushed back in time based on new evidence: the 10th had the date of postmodern at 1949 while the 11th has 1925 (the definition has been expanded as well). Finally, the following change of appearance: main entries and guidewords are now sans serif, further distinguishing them from explanatory matter. As in other Collegiate editions, all images are line drawings, and biographical and geographical names garner their own sections. The 11th includes a CD-ROM and a year subscription to the online version. Annotation (c) Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

"The new Eleventh Edition of America's best-selling dictionary merges print, CD-ROM, and Internet-based formats to deliver unprecedented accessibility and flexibility at one affordable price. Fully revised print content features more than 225,000 clear and precise definitions and more than 10,000 words and meanings. Includes easily installable CD-ROM and free one-year subscription to new Collegiate Web site. "\\

Publisher: Springfield, Mass. : Merriam-Webster, Inc., [2003]
Edition: Eleventh edition
Copyright Date: ©2003
ISBN: 9780877798095
Branch Call Number: REF 423 Merriam 2003
Characteristics: 40a, 1,623 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
Additional Contributors: Merriam-Webster, Inc
Alternative Title: Collegiate dictionary


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