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Random House Webster's Unabridged Dictionary 3.0


Random House Webster's Unabridged Dictionary 3.0

The world's largest, most complete electronic dictionary of American English.

Over 315,000 entries, including hundreds of new terms, immediately accessible on a single compact disc.

Important Features Include:

* A brand-new eight-page New-Words Section in the front of the book, with over 1,000
important new words and meanings added at press time, not found in the A-Z
section--words like intranet, body piercing, soccer mom, and sport-utility vehicle.
* Over 315,000 entries
* 1,500 updated definitions and entries
* 2,400 spot maps and illustrations
* Scholarly, up-to-date etymologies, including dates to show when terms entered the
language, and showing clearly labeled Americanisms
* Entries for important and famous people; for places; historical events; major works of
literature, music and art; names and abbreviations of academic, governmental, social,
and fraternal organizations; popular given names; common abbreviations; and
foreign terms.
* Entries and definitions for current place names, reflecting recent political and
geographical changes worldwide
* Coverage of major British, Canadian, and Australian terms
* Over 75,000 example phrases and sentences to show how words are used in context
* Metric equivalents for weight, volume, height, distance, etc., included in definitions
and captions
* Endangered species identified
* Comprehensive supplementary notes at many entries, discussing: usage problems
pronunciation questions, distinctions among synonyms, regional variations and
* Additional supplementary lists of synonyms, antonyms, words formed from common
* Valuable supplements to the dictionary included, in front and back matter
* Sound-spelling correspondences in English
* A Basic Manual of Style
* Guidelines for avoiding insensitive and offensive language in both writing and
* List of Words Commonly Confused

System Requirements

Microsoft Windows 98/Me/XP/2000/NT
Pentium II 233 or higher
64MB of RAM
Sound Card
Quad-speed CD-ROM Drive
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