Webster's New World Compact Desk Dictionary and Style Guide, Second Edition

Webster's New World Compact Desk Dictionary and Style Guide, Second Edition


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Use words with precision. Clear, concise definitions help you say exactly what you mean. With 61,000 entries, 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 authoritative and easy to use. 

* 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 includes numerous examples of the "do's and don'ts" of effective writing 
* Helpful tables give quick access to frequently needed facts, from capitals of the states to measurement conversions

Also features:

* 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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780764563379
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 07/28/2002
Series: Webster's New World
Edition description: REV
Pages: 704
Sales rank: 455,639
Product dimensions: 6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.60(d)

About the Author

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.

Table of Contents

I. Foreword.

II. Guide to the Use of this Dictionary.

III. Pronunciation Key.

IV. A-Z section.

V. Style Guide.

VI. Reference Back matter.

VII. Weights & Measures.

VIII. International Metric System.

IX. The United States.

X. U.S. Cities.

XI. Presidents of the United States.

XII. Canada.

XIII. Mexico.

XIV. Nations of the World.

XV. Chemical Elements.

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