This is the first dictionary I reach for if I want to find a definition of a word. It's also the first book I reach for if I want information on a famous person, or need to know where a particular place is.
In short, it's a dictionary and encyclopedia in one very handy size.
Plus points: > it's easy to find any of the 120,00 definitions: the letter markers are visible from the outside. > includes a thorough mid-section on famous people and places > plentiful grammar and usage boxes (e.g. between diffuse and defuse).
Paperback: 1024 pages
Publisher: OUP Oxford; 7 edition (10 May 2012)
Product Dimensions: 19.6 x 4.8 x 13 cm
Average Customer Review:4.6 out of 5 stars
This fully updated edition offers over 120,000 words, phrases, and definitions. It covers all the words you need for everyday use, carefully selected from the evidence of the Oxford English Corpus, a databank of 21st century English, containing over 2 billion words.The Factfinder centre section gives quick-reference entries on topics including famous people, countries, and science.