- Hardcover: 1664 pages
- Publisher: Merriam-Webster Inc.; 11 edition (Jan. 1 2003)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9780877798071
- ISBN-13: 978-0877798071
- ASIN: 0877798079
- Product Dimensions: 18.5 x 5.1 x 24.6 cm
- Shipping Weight: 1.7 Kg
- Average Customer Review: 53 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #269,260 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, Eleventh Edition Hardcover – Jan 1 2003
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Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, Eleventh Edition
America’s Best-Selling Dictionary defines the current, active vocabulary of American English
This durable, laminated version features more than 225,000 definitions, over 42,000 usage examples, and is updated on an ongoing basis. Includes newly added words and meanings across a variety of fields including technology, entertainment, health, science, and society. Special sections include A Handbook of Style, Foreign Words and Phrases, Biographical Names, and Geographical Names.
- Laminated Hardcover, Plain-Edged
- Weight: 3 lbs., 10 oz.
- Pages: 1,664
- Size: 7 1/4" x 9 7/8"
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ONLINE ONLY: I don't like the too-widely spaced main entries on the M-W website. There is too much white space between lines and surrounding entry lines.
I DISLIKE the too terse etymologies. I want my students to know where words come from. The lexicographers who boiled down the Unabridged M-W went way too far in reducing etymological citations.
More quotes and citations from current literary and scientific writing should be included.
More of the recondite private vocabularies of sciences should be included.
In short, the Collegiate should contain more pages.
Also I really liked how the words in my Oxford dictionary are in blue ink, which makes it easier to locate the word you are looking for.
My only complaint would be about the red dots of paint (see the attached photos) on the sides of the dictionary. I would like to know whether others have also received copies like this or have I maybe received a faulty copy? Thanks
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