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Compiled by leading British lexicographers, this dictionary should prove useful at home and in the office. It offers comprehensive coverage of the English language and contains a variety of features, including usage notes and essays on the history of words such as "hypochondria" and "sideburns". The dictionary covers not only standard English, but also scientific and technical vocabulary, specialist terms, slang and jargon.
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THE NEW PENGUIN CONCISE ENGLISH DICTIONARY has been compiled by a team of leading lexicographers, and edited by Robert Allen, former editor of the CONCISE OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY.

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The ideal companion for every home and office, offering comprehensive coverage of the language and a wealth of useful additional features, covering not only standard English, but also scientific and technical vocabulary, specialist terms, slang and jargon.

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