The Canadian Oxford Paperback Dictionary

The Canadian Oxford Paperback Dictionary

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Based on the critically acclaimed best-selling Canadian Oxford Dictionary, The Canadian Oxford Paperback Dictionary is the essential dictionary for everyday use, offering all the authority of Oxford's flagship Canadian dictionary in a handy and affordable paperback format. With 80,000entries, it features over 1,800 uniquely Canadian words and senses. Definitions, worded for ease of comprehension, are presented so the meaning most familiar to Canadians appears first and foremost. Each of these entries is exceptionally reliable, the result of thorough research into the languageusing Oxford's unparallelled language resources. It fully utilizes the research conducted to compile The Canadian Oxford Dictionary, for which five professionally trained lexicographers spent five years examining databases containing over 20 million words of Canadian text from more than 8,000Canadian sources of an astonishing diversity. This research also included an examination of an additional 20 million words of international English sources. Using The Canadian Oxford Dictionary's continually updated databases, this new reference work features over 100 new words that did not appear in the original, including broccoflower, burn (copy data onto a compact disc), day trader, e-zine, graduated licensing, Gulf War syndrome, Interac, Pilates,point-and-shoot, puck bunny, qigong, Saskatchewan Party, snakehead, split-run, stadium seating, Viagra, wakeboard, Y2K, zero-emission, and Zyban. Designed to be concise, yet fulfill users everyday reference needs, The Canadian Oxford Paperback Dictionary offers Canadians the essential vocabulary for everyday use.
Publisher: Don Mills, Ont. : Oxford University Press, 2000
ISBN: 9780195414530
Branch Call Number: 423/CAN 4565 1
Additional Contributors: Bisset, Alex 1969-


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