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Description - Macmillan English Dictionary by Susan Stempelski

The first original American dictionary to be published relying on a new corpus database of American words. This major new dictionary is created by two teams of over 100 lexicographers, working in America and Britain. Using a corpus of over 200 million words collected from contemporary written and spoken American and British sources, Macmillan English Dictionary gives the most up-to-date information available about the meanings of words and how they are used in today's English. The whole dictionary has been designed for ease of use by students of English. Clear and simple definitions of over 100,000 American and British words and phrases are written using a defining vocabulary of no more than 2500 words. Longer entries are introduced by a menu to help you to find the correct meaning fast. Over 80,000 examples show the defined word in a real context which further strengthens students' understanding. Although English has at least 600,000 different words, 90 percent of all the written and spoken language we read and hear are made up from only 7,500 frequent words. These 7,500 words are highlighted in red, and treated in more detail, with extra information and examples. A practical reference book for the classroom and home, Macmillan English Dictionary helps students with words that are needed for communicating in English, and offers invaluable support for those who want to write and speak accurate and contemporary English.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780333966709
ISBN-10: 0333966708
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 157mm x 49mm)
Pages: 1696
Imprint: Macmillan Education
Publisher: Macmillan Education
Publish Date: 30-Aug-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Susan Stempelski

Led by Susan Stempelski of Columbia University, Michael Rundell, former editor of Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English and chief consultant of the Longman Advanced American Dictionary, and Gwyneth Fox, former editor of Collins Cobuild English Dictionary, over 100 lexicographers from America and Britain have come together to create Macmillan English Dictionary.