The American Heritage College Dictionary

The American Heritage College Dictionary

Book - 2002
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Houghton
With 7,500 new words and senses, along with 2,500 new illustrations, the Fourth Edition is the most up-to-date college dictionary available. Along with all of the in-depth features and expert usage guidance that readers have come to expect from American Heritage®, the Fourth Edition includes an updated Appendix of Indo-European roots and a helpful new style guide for writers.


Baker & Taylor
Completely revised and updated, an unrivaled college dictionary, filled with more than 2,500 photographs and drawings, includes a vast array of new computer and Internet terms as well as newly coined words in science, politics, business, and the arts;Completely revised and updated, an unrivaled college dictionary, filled with more than 2,500 photographs and drawings, includes a vast array of new computer and Internet terms as well as newly coined words in science, politics, business, and the arts; features biographical entries for newly prominent people; and provides population statistics from the 2000 census. features biographical entries for newly prominent people; and provides population statistics from the 2000 census.

Book News
Since the last edition nine years ago, 7,500 words have been added, including 9/11 , alphabetized according to the spelling of the first number. A touted feature is the occasional highlighted usage note (300 in all); for example, under critique , we find that the word is considered (by 41% of the usage panel of 200 scholars and writers) as "pretentious jargon." Typical line-drawing illustrations have been replaced, primarily by photos, and a pronunciation key appears on every other page. A 33-page revised appendix on Indo-European and Indo-European roots is of particular interest. The dictionary is thumb-indexed, and every page provides headers with the first and last words on the page. A weakness is the lack of the approximate or exact year the defined word entered the language. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Blackwell North Amer
This new Fourth Edition of The American Heritage College Dictionary presents the very best that a college dictionary can offer. Every aspect of the Dictionary has been updated and revised. It bears the same hallmarks that have distinguished the American Heritage name for decades: an accessible and readable defining style, an attractive page design, and over 2,500 photographs and drawings that enhance the definitions and invite browsing.

Baker
& Taylor

Includes definitions, explanatory photographs and illustrations, guidelines for using the dictionary, and other features.

Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, [2002]
Edition: Fourth edition
Copyright Date: ©2002
ISBN: 9780618098484
0618098488
Branch Call Number: REF 423 AMERI
Characteristics: xxviii, 1,636 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Houghton Mifflin Company
Alternative Title: American Heritage dictionary
Notes: Based on the fourth edition of the American Heritage dictionary

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