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New Oxford American Dictionary

Oxford University Press

Published 2008
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2096 pages
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Here is the most accurate and richly descriptive picture of American English ever offered in any dictionary. Oxfords American editors drew on our 200-million-word databank of contemporary North American English, plus the unrivaled citation files ofMoreHere is the most accurate and richly descriptive picture of American English ever offered in any dictionary. Oxfords American editors drew on our 200-million-word databank of contemporary North American English, plus the unrivaled citation files of the world-renowned Oxford English Dictionary. We started with American evidence -- an unparalleled resource unique to Oxford. Our staff logged more than 50 editor-years, checking every entry and every definition. Oxfords ongoing North American Reading Program, begun in the early 1980s, keeps our lexicographers in touch with fresh evidence of our language and usage--in novels and newspapers, in public records and magazines, and on-line, too.To provide unprecedented clarity, the entries are organized around core meanings, reflecting the way people think about words and eliminating the clutter and confusion of a traditional dictionary entry. Each entry plainly shows the major meaning or meanings of the word, plus any related senses, arranged in intuitive constellations of connected meanings. Definitions are supplemented by illustrative, in-context examples of actual usage.