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Paperback Oxford Canadian Dictionary [Paperback]

Katherine Barber
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March 23 2006 0195424395 978-0195424393 Second Edition
Based on the critically acclaimed and best-selling Canadian Oxford Dictionarym the Paperback Oxford Canadian Dictionary offers all the authority of Oxford's flagship Canadian dictionary in a handy and affordable format. With 200,000 words, phrases, and definitions, it features over 1,800 uniquely Canadian words and senses. Definitions, worded for ease of comprehension, are presented so that the meaning most familiar to Canadians appears first. Each of these entries is exceptionally reliable, the result of thorough research into the language and Oxford's unparalleled language resources. Designed to fulfill users' everyday reference needs, the Paperback Oxford Canadian Dictionary offers Canadians the essential vocabulary for everyday use.

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Katherine Barber has been head of Oxford University Press's Canadian Dictionary Department since 1991 and is Editor-in-Chief of both editions of the Canadian Oxford Dictionary. In 1999, she won the Canadian Booksellers Association's Libris Award for Editor of the Year.

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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely essential Sept. 24 2008
By Scott
Format:Hardcover
As a freelance writer and editor, I find it hard to believe that I ever got along without this dictionary. Buy it, add the Chicago Manual of Style and The Canadian Style, and you've got an answer to almost any spelling or style question. Oh, and buy The Elements of Style if you want to know how to write.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Oxford Canadian Dictionary Jan. 12 2012
Format:Paperback
Just as expected-no surprises.The backs are a bit flimsy but
the price is very good. The paper is a bit thin but this makes
for a compact volume.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars THE DEFINITIVE CANADIAN DICTIONARY Nov. 11 2011
By P@M C.
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
For editors, writers, publishers, students, and businesspeople, The Canadian Oxford Dictionary is the gold standard. It contains thousands of unique Canadian spellings and regionalisms, distinguishes between Canadian and/or British and U.S. usage, and provides specific usage examples within many definitions. Furthermore, you can't beat Amazon's 37 percent price savings with free Super-Saver shipping and speedy delivery.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars So far, so good... Nov. 9 2012
By Elise
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I needed a dictionary with a very large number of words, as I already know more words than the average dictionary. This dictionary promises 300,000 words, and so far almost every word I've looked up was in it. However, it includes words that I don't think belong in a dictionary, such as place names and extremely localised slangs such as "plus-15" which you'll never use outside Calgary AB. So I think the 300,000 statistic is inflated, and that annoys me. But as long as I don't start finding lots of words that aren't in it, I'm ok with it. And I don't have a better one to recommend, so yes, if you need a dictionary with many words, this one is highly adequate.
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4.0 out of 5 stars My New Dictionary June 1 2014
By Sparkle
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I love words and was excited when I received my new dictionary. It was larger than I thought it would be but not overly so. The words are easy to find, the definitions are understandable, and the soft cover allows it to open easy. I'm getting the Thesaurus to match.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good dictionnary... April 4 2014
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I gave it as a present to my friend and he really likes it. Good format and well worth buying...
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