With 5,000 new words and meanings, this edition captures a world view of English as it is used today. The dictionary offers over 400,000 words, phrases and meanings; 2,000 key quotations; 4,000 illustrations; 10,000 biographical and geographical entries; 1,000 common misspellings; and 900 usage notes. Plus, Encarta Webster's lexicographers have hunted down the latest terms in technology, popular culture and business.
Canadian terms range from aglu and figgyduff to Quiet Revolution and toque. And who knew Canadians use facecloths while our American friends use washcloths?
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