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Webster's New World Compact Desk Dictionary and Style Guide [Hardcover]

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A compact desk dictionary offers 61,000 entries and includes frequently used foreign words and phrases, word origins, basic grammar and punctuation rules, and a style guide.

Publishers Description
The Complete Resource for Effective Communication
Use words with precision.
Clear, concise definitions help you say exactly what you mean. With 61,000 entries, 3,000 of them new, this dictionary covers the practical language you need every day. Based on the prestigious Webster's New World College Dictionary, this compact desk edition is up-to-date, authoritative, and easy to use.
Write clearly and persuasively.
Succinct explanations of grammar and punctuation help you avoid common errors. Expert advice on word usage adds polish to your writing. The clear, readable style guide, now completely rewritten, includes numerous examples of the "do's and don'ts" of effective writing.
Get the information you need.
Helpful tables give quick access to frequently needed facts, from capitals of the states to measurement conversions. Tables are grouped together so that information is easy to find.
The dictionary you know and trust plus a complete, concise style guide and more
* Widely used scientific, technical, professional, and business terms
* Frequently used foreign words and phrases
* Common abbreviations
* Guide to pronunciation
* Concise word origins
* Basic rules of grammar, punctuation, and capitalization
* Proper expression of numbers
* Spelling and hyphenation of compound words
* Guide to proper use of frequently misused words and phrases
* Handy reference tables

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Webster's New World
Pages   689
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.6" Width: 6.63" Height: 1.76"
Weight:   2.65 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Jul 12, 2002
Publisher   Webster's New World
ISBN  0764563378  
ISBN13  9780764563379  
UPC  785555055162  

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! 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 of our publications is as accurate and as up-to-date as possible.

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1Books > Subjects > Reference > Dictionaries & Thesauruses > English (British)
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Webster's New World Compact Desk Dictionary and Style Guide  Feb 6, 2008
From a foreign-born point of view, this appears one of the best English language dictionaries of its kind published today in the U.S. It is well-organized loaded with English style guide. Solid book-binding has an edge over other products.


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