The Compact Oxford English Dictionary by J. A. Simpson

The Compact Oxford English Dictionary

EditorJ. A. Simpson, E. S. C. Weiner

Hardcover | October 1, 1991

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The Compact Edition of the OED reproduces micrographically, in a single volume, the complete text of the highly acclaimed Second Edition of The Oxford English Dictionary. In this edition, nine pages of the original fit onto just one. This volume comes in a slipcase with a magnifying glass anda new user's guide which explains the conventions of the OED.

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Title:The Compact Oxford English DictionaryFormat:HardcoverDimensions:2402 pages, 9.45 × 5.91 × 7.83 inPublished:October 1, 1991Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198612583

ISBN - 13:9780198612582

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Even if you've been speaking English all your life and consider yourself to be an expert, you're still going to come across the odd word you don't know. Be prepared for the inevitable by keeping The Compact Oxford English Dictionary close at hand. After all, when it comes to English, spellings and meanings are anyone's guess; antidisestablishmentarianism doesn't spell itself; restive means exactly the opposite of what you think; and chances are you're using 'presently' incorrectly presently - er, currently. This dictionary is a compacted form of the most complete dictionaries of the English language you can buy: because nine of the original pages fit on one of these, use the accompanying magnifying glass to read the definitions.

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'virtually impossible to fault ... this is simply the finest dictionary around'Ian Shuttleworth, City Limits