Over 240,000 words, phrases, and definitions, covering technical and scientific vocabulary as well as English from around the world, completely updated with hundreds of newwords . Quick and advanced search functions help you find the information you are looking for quickly. Over 50,000 spoken pronunciations, so that you can hear howwords are pronounced. Updated with hundreds of new words and phrases, based on the latest research from the English Corpus. Fully customizable interface, plus automatic look-up from other applications. Word Histories feature telling the often bizarre stories of the origins and development of 100s ofwords, such as accolade and candid. Hundreds of extra notes on grammar and usage covering a wide range of topics, from confusable words (what's the difference between peddle and pedal?) to punctuation (where should a hyphen be used?). Rich vocabulary coverage including scientific, technical, World English, rare, historical, and archaic terms. Appendices containing lists of alphabets, currencies, chemical elements, electronic English, and more.
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