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Websters New Dictionary and Thesaurus

Citation by: Jennifer Emberton
Type of Reference: dictionary, thesauri
Call Number: Ref.
ISBN-13: 9780764565458
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 5/28/2002
Edition description: REV
Edition number: 2
Pages: 750

Content/Scope: Completely revised from the previous edition. Increased page count
More dictionary entries - 61,000 total; 13,000 thesaurus entries; 3,000 new dictionary terms, such as biscotti, dot.com, gene therapy, home page, no-brainer, portobello mushroom, skybox, surgicenter, veggie; Revised design affords greater readability, with use of custom fonts
Based on the authoritative Webster's New World College Dictionary, Fourth Edition.

Accuracy/Authority/Bias: As with all works, some bias is nearly always present. The Editors of the Webster’s New World Dictionaries are a team of professional lexicographers with advanced degrees in various scholarly fields. The editors familiarize themselves with the vocabulary in specific subject areas, collect materials on new developments and usage, and work with expert consultants to ensure that the content is as accurate and as up-to-date as possible.

Arrangement/Presentation: Table of contents includes:
Staff
Foreword
Guide to the Use of This Book
The Dictionary
I Guide Words
II The Main Entry Word
III Pronunciation
IV Part-of-Speech Labels
V Inflected Forms
VI Etymology
VII The Definitions
VIII Usage Labels
IX Run-in Derived Entries
The Thesaurus
I Arrangement of Entries
II Part-of-Speech Labels
III The Entry Block
IV Homographs and Superscripts
V Suggestions for Using the Thesaurus
Guide to Pronunciation
I Pronunciation Style
II Pronunciation Key
III Foreign Sounds
IV Stress Marks
Abbreviations and Symbols Used in This Book
Dictionary and Thesaurus
Weights and Measures
International Metric System
The United States
U.S. Cities
Presidents of the United States
Canada
Nations of the World

Relation to other works: English Language Reference

Accessibility/Diversity: Easy to use for upper elementary and on. There is a seventh grade standard in the common core that addresses the knowledge of how to use this reference materials.

Cost: $10

Professional Review:
Auerbach, B. (2006). WEBSTER'S NEW EXPLORER DICTIONARY AND THESAURUS: NEW EDITION/WEBSTER'S NEW EXPLORER DICTIONARY: NEW EDITION. School Library Journal, 52(6), 100.

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