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The first and only American reference book of its kind, this outstanding Webster's New World dictionary is also a thesaurus! Based on the universally acclaimed Webster's New World College Dictionary, Fourth Edition, and Webster's New World Roget's A-Z Thesaurus, it combines the best features of both in a single, easy-to-use volume.
Through decades of linguistic research, Webster's New World editors have crafted a uniquely modern guide to American English. The dictionary segment of this volume includes 61,000 entries providing clear, precise, and reliable definitions of all of today's most commonly used words. Widely used scientific, technical, professional, and business terms are included, as well as common abbreviations. Word derivations are provided to help you better understand the language and its use.
All the dictionary entries in this volume appear in the top portion of each page. In the bottom portion are the corresponding thesaurus entries. These list a wide array of synonyms that can add variety to every type of writing. Students, writers, speakers, editors, crossword puzzle buffs - anyone who has a need for just the right word - will find these entries uniquely helpful and easy to use.
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Discover the Dictionary That's Also a Thesaurus!
Unique in concept and design, this groundbreaking resource combines two great Webster's New World reference works in a single volume. Dictionary entries and corresponding thesaurus entries appear together on each page, so you can check the spelling and definitions of a word and also research its synonyms - all at a single glance.
On every page you'll find
* Concise, readable, up-to-date definitions
* Clear, accurate pronunciation and usage information
* Widely used scientific and technical terms
* Over 14,000 etymologies for greater understanding
* Lists of helpful, concrete examples
* Synonyms clearly keyed to dictionary entries
* Cross-references for even more information