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Shorter Oxford English Dictionary

Shorter Oxford English Dictionary (CD-Rom, 6th Revised edition, Contains 1 CD-ROM)

By Dictionaries, Oxford

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The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary on CD-ROM features the full text of the Sixth Edition of the Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, which is a complete update of this unique reference work. Based on the 20-volume Oxford English Dictionary, the 'Shorter' contains an incredible o...ne-third of the coverage of the Oxford English Dictionary, is just one-tenth of the size, and includes all words in current English from 1700 to the present day, with senses organized chronologically, plus the vocabulary of Shakespeare, the Bible and other major works in English from before 1700. The CD-ROM is designed to run on both Windows and Apple Macintosh computers. With an elegant interface providing quick and intuitive searching, it also has advanced searching facilities for in-depth exploration, allowing searching of the definitions, etymologies, subject, geographical region of use, register, and source language, as well as the ability to limit searches by the date of a word's first recorded usage. There is also an automatic look-up facility; by double-clicking on a word in a document or web page the user can view the entry for that word.Sound recordings enable you to listen to standard British pronunciations for over 100,000 words. In addition it features a crossword puzzle solver and anagram solver. The new edition of the CD-ROM is designed to benefit all users. It offers a simple and attractive interface which is fully customizable, making it easy to change the text size, fonts, and the color of both text and background. The CD-ROM also offers all of the exciting updates made to the dictionary text. It features a new introductory essay by language expert David Crystal on the History of English, includes 2,500 new words and senses, plus thousands of antedatings of existing words, drawing on the huge ongoing research project for the Oxford English Dictionary and the wealth of information on language in use provided by the Oxford English Corpus. In addition, the work includes many new quotations from recent authors, and a complete review of spelling forms and defining vocabulary, making it the most authoritative reference work available for both modern and historical English. The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary on CD-ROM provides convenient and quick access to the text of the dictionary.For scholars and everyone with a serious interest in the English language, the Shorter Oxford English Dictionary provides a unique description of the historical development of the language together with excellent coverage of contemporary English, and the CD-ROM allows users to get the most out of this resource. Network licences available; price on application. Email: network-cds@oup.com or visit http://www.oup.com/online/networkcdroms/
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ISBN 9780199231768
Released NZ 1 Dec 2007
Publisher Oxford University Press
Format CD-Rom, 6th Revised edition, Contains 1 CD-ROM
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ISBN-13 9780199231768
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Publisher Oxford University Press
Imprint Oxford University Press
Released 1 Dec 2007
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format CD-Rom, 6th Revised edition, Contains 1 CD-ROM
Contains Contains 1 CD-ROM
Edition 6th Revised edition
Author(s) By Dictionaries, Oxford
Category Dictionaries
Number of Pages 24
Dimensions Width: 136mm
Height: 191mm
Spine: 14mm
Dewey Code 423
Weight 129g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress English language
NBS Text Dictionaries (single language)
ONIX Text General/trade;Professional and scholarly