The Oxford English Minidictionary
By: Oxford University Press
Description: This new edition of one of the most popular English dictionaries in the list, has over 40,000 entries and 50,000 definitions, which includes a large number of new words. Key features are the new entry style to allow easier and faster access to the most common and modern meaning for each word, and the new "Most Common Errors in English" guide which will help avoid making common mistakes in English usage. There are around 120 "Language in use" notes which focus on spelling and pronunciation difficulties, and confusable words. Irregular plural forms are given in full throughout the text, as well as full spellings of inflections. US English variants are also listed. Overall, the entry-style provides a comprehensive and accessible dictionary for the user. This book is intended for a broad range of appeal: it is popular for the younger end of the age range, but also for use by adults in the office, for word games, and while travelling.