Oxford Essential Polish Dictionary


Author: N.A
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199580499
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 496
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Contains English to Polish and Polish to English translations of 45,000 words and phrases, and includes a pronunciation guide and other resources.

The Oxford paperback thesaurus


Author: Maurice Waite
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780191739453
Category: English language
Page: 503
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"300,000 synonyms and antonyms with thousands of usage examples from real English to show how synonyms are used in context."--Publisher's description.

Oxford Essential French Dictionary


Author: N.A
Publisher: OXFORD University Press
ISBN: 0199576386
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 480
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The Oxford Essential French Dictionary is a new compact French-English and English-French dictionary that offers up-to-date coverage of all the essential day-to-day vocabulary with over 40,000 words and phrases and 60,000 translations. This dictionary is easy to use and ideal for travel, work, or study. The latest words in each language have been added, reflecting all aspects of life today, from computing and technology to lifestyle and business. Additional features include guides to French and English pronunciation, as well as help with both French and English verbs. The Oxford Essential French Dictionary is ideal for anyone in need of a handy quick reference. An essential book for the study of French. This dictionary includes 3 months' access* to Oxford's premium French / English online dictionary service, Oxford Language Dictionaries Online, so you can find accurate translations and extra resources wherever you are. The site is regularly updated with the latest new words and meanings from Oxford's modern languages research programme, the Oxford Languages Tracker. You can also hear audio pronunciations and improve your language skills with online cultural notes, guides to writing, and much more. *Terms and conditions apply; please see www.oxforddictionaries.com/access for information.

The Meaning of Everything

The Story of the Oxford English Dictionary
Author: Simon Winchester
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780192805768
Category: English language
Page: 260
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Now available in paperback, The Meaning of Everything is the absorbing story behind the making of the Oxford English Dictionary. Originally mooted in 1857, it would be another 71 years before the British prime minister could celebrate the completion of 'the greatest enterprise of its kind in history'. In this delightful account of the OED's creation, Winchester introduces us to a host of extraordinary characters: the murderer who contributed from his prison cell, the brilliant but tubercular first editor Herbert Coleridge (grandson of the poet), the boisterous Frederick Furnivall (who left the project in shambles) and James Murray, the self-taught draper's son who spent a half-century bringing the project to triumphant fruition. The Meaning of Everything is a scintillating and engaging account of the creation of the greatest monument ever erected to a living language.

Grand Dictionnaire Hachette-Oxford


Author: Marie-Hélène Corréard
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198614225
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 1945
View: 1928

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Offers more than 360,000 words and 550,000 translations and explores idiomatic variations in meaning.

A Dictionary of Chemistry


Author: John Daintith
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 019104492X
Category: Science
Page: 592
View: 1918

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Fully revised and updated, the sixth edition of this popular dictionary is the ideal reference resource for students of chemistry, either at school or at university. With over 4,700 entires - over 200 new to this edition - it covers all aspects of chemistry, from physical chemistry to biochemistry. The sixth edition boasts broader coverage in subject areas such as forensics, metallurgy, materials science, and geology, increasing the dictionary's appeal to students in these related fields. There are also biographical entries on key figures, highlighted entries on major topics such as polymers and crystal defects, and a chronology charting the main discoveries in atomic theory, biochemistry, explosives, and plastics.

A Dictionary of Biology


Author: Robert Hine
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191059447
Category: Science
Page: 736
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Fully revised and updated for the seventh edition, this market-leading dictionary is the perfect guide for anyone studying biology, either at school or university. With more than 5,500 clear and concise entries, it provides comprehensive coverage of biology, biophysics, and biochemistry. Over 250 new entries include terms such as Broca's area, comparative genomic hybridization, mirror neuron, and Pandoravirus. Appendices include classifications of the animal and plant kingdoms, the geological time scale, major mass extinctions of species, model organisms and their genomes, Nobel prizewinners, and a new appendix on evolution. Entry-level web links to online resources can be accessed via a companion website.

A Dictionary of Modern English Usage


Author: Henry Watson Fowler
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
ISBN: 9781853263187
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 742
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This dictionary aims to help users to find the most appropriate word to use on a wide range of occasions. It is designed in particular for students, those writing reports, letters and speeches, and crossword solvers, but is also useful as a general word reference. Special features include: an alphabetical A-Z listing; numbered senses for words with more than one meaning; British and American variants; and specially marked colloquial uses.

Concise Medical Dictionary


Author: Elizabeth Martin
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199687811
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 864
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Written by a team of medical experts, this market-leading illustrated dictionary contains 12,400 authoritative entries covering all aspects of medical science. The text has been fully revised and updated for this new edition to reflect the very latest in medical knowledge and practice. Entries are accessible and jargon-free and are complemented by over 145 illustrations and diagrams. This brand new edition includes over 450 new entries and features up-to-date coverage of public healthmedicine and general practice, drugs and pharmacology, endocrinology (particularly diabetology), and cardiology, amongst other specialist areas. Recommended web links are provided for many entries, accessible and kept up to date via the Medical Dictionary Companion website, and appendices have been expanded to include units of alcohol and the calculation of alcohol by volume, and a table of inherited medical conditions. Selling over a million copies in previous editions, this is an essential A-Z for students and those working in the medical and allied professions, including nurses, pharmacists, physiotherapists, social workers, hospital administrators, and medical secretaries. It is also an invaluable home reference guide for the general reader.

Colour Oxford Thesaurus


Author: Oxford Dictionaries
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199607923
Category: Reference
Page: 672
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An easy-to-use dictionary and thesaurus in one volume containing over 140,000 synonyms and antonyms.

A Dictionary of Dentistry


Author: Robert Ireland
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 9780191585029
Category: Medical
Page: 416
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This first edition of A Dictionary of Dentistry provides over 4,500 definitions covering all the important terms and concepts used in dentistry today. Entries are written in clear and concise English without the use of unnecessary dental or medical jargon, and many entries are supplemented by detailed line drawings. The dictionary defines terms in a broad range of dental specialist areas including primary care, anatomy and comparative anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, radiography, radiology, orthodontics, periodontology, restorative dentistry, dental public health, paediatric dentistry, oral surgery, embryology, homeopathy, pharmacology, sedation, histology, implantology, ethics, and oral medicine. For completeness, some drugs, techniques, and instruments of historical interest have been included. It also includes a number of biographies of those who are considered to have made a highly significant contribution to dentistry. The principal muscles, nerves, arteries, veins, foramina, and sinuses of the head and neck together with illustrations are grouped together as appendices: also included is a further reading list, and a list of common symbols and abbreviations used in both the UK and America. A key feature of this book is the Dictionary of Dentistry companion website, which provides quick access to recommended web links for many entries, plus over 100 full-colour illustrations.. An essential guide for dental practitioners and dental students, it is also an invaluable reference source for all members of the dental team, medical practitioners, lawyers involved with members of the dental profession, and the general reader.

New Oxford Style Manual


Author: N.A
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780198767251
Category: Authorship
Page: 928
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The New Oxford Style Manual brings together the new editions of two essential reference works in a single volume. Combining New Hart's Rules with the New Oxford Dictionary for Writers and Editors, this is the definitive guide to the written word. New Hart's Rules, Oxford's definite guide to style, gives authoritative and expert advice on how to prepare copy for publication in print and electronically. Topics covered include how to punctuate and hyphenate accurately, capitalization guidelines, structuring text coherently, how to use quotations and citations clearly, how to provide accurate references, UK and US usage, and much more. Recent developments in the publishing industry, such as scientific publishing conventions have been included in the up-to-date edition. These guidelines are complemented by the New Oxford Dictionary for Writers and Editors which features 25,000 A to Z entries giving authoritative advice on those words and names which raise questions time and time again because of spelling, capitalization, hyphenation, or cultural and historical context. Entries give full coverage of recommended spellings, variant forms, confusable words, hyphenation, capitalization, foreign and specialist terms, proper names, and abbreviations. The New Oxford Style Manual also includes superb appendices for quick reference including proofreading marks, countries and currencies, and alphabets. Combining these two updated works and drawing on the unrivalled research and expertise of the Oxford Reference and Dictionaries departments, this volume is an essential part of every editor's and writer's toolkit.

Collins French Dictionary and Grammar

120,000 Translations Plus Grammar Tips
Author: Collins Dictionaries
Publisher: Collins
ISBN: 9780008241384
Category: FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY
Page: 1216
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An up-to-date dictionary and a user-friendly grammar guide in one handy volume. A clear layout, cultural notes and an easy-to-use, revised grammar section make this the ideal French reference for intermediate learners. Designed for all intermediate learners of French, whether at school, at home, or for business. 96,000 references and 120,000 translations will help those learning French take their language skills to the next level. * This edition has been revised and updated to offer extensive and relevant coverage of today's English and French, with thousands of phrases and examples guiding the user to the most appropriate translation. * A comprehensive grammar guide presents detailed examples and translations to help users to understand French grammar - the perfect complement to the dictionary. * The clear Collins typography gives the text a contemporary feel, and along with the new alphabet tabs, ensures that users find the information they need quickly and easily.

Get Started in French Absolute Beginner Course

Learn to read, write, speak and understand a new language
Author: Catrine Carpenter
Publisher: Teach Yourself
ISBN: 9781444174595
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 240
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If you are an absolute beginner or simply looking for a solid foundation to your language studies for school, work or travel, this engaging course will help get you on your way to speaking, writing, reading and understanding French in no time. Through an engaging story line, clear language presentations, and extensive practice and review, you will pick up the French you need to communicate naturally in everyday situations - from shopping and travelling to food and daily life. Engaging with our interactive Discovery Method, you'll absorb language rules faster, remember what you learn easily, and put your French into use with confidence. Get Started in Beginner's French has a learner-centered approach that incorporates the following features: - Outcomes-based approach - focus your learning with clear goals - Discovery method - figure out rules and patterns for yourself to aid in understanding and language recall - 10 easy-to navigate units + review units - be in control of your learning. - Self-check and Test Yourself - see and assess your own progress - Personalization - use the language in real situations

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology


Author: Timothy Darvill
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199534055
Category: Social Science
Page: 547
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The most wide-ranging and up-to-date dictionary of its kind providing useful information about archaeological terms, themes, theories, sites, places, artefacts and archaeologists ... from amphora to ziggurat. Will be especially useful to students, amateurs and enthusiasts, travellers, and anyone seeking to extend their knowledge horizon. Taking AD 1700 as the cut-off point, the dictionary contains over 5,000 concise and often referenced entries mostly relating to Britain, Europe and the Americas. The dictionary concludes with eleven `Quick Reference' sections on subjects such as conventions, stratigraphy, geology, periods, dynasties, emperors and rulers. The second edition is fully updated, with new evidence, insights and entires, and is now accompanied by dedicated webpages and bibliographic web links.