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Up-to-Date Entries for Today’ s World
Nearly 7,500 new entries bring meaning and understanding to changes in lifestyles, technology, medicine, society, world politics and cultures, and more.
Over 850 Illustrations, Photographs, and Maps
Important people, places, objects, and concepts are clearly illustrated to help you recognize and identify them.
Expanded Reference Information with a Four-Color World Atlas
Numerous tables, charts, and lists provide a handy reference to geographical and other useful data. Special sections also include important historical documents, a guide to punctuation, and full-color maps of the world.
Thousands of Geographical and Biographical Entries
The people and places that shape our worldview are fully covered. Entries are part of the A-Z body of the dictionary, so they are easy to find. Many entries include maps or photographs.
Helpful Notes, Examples, and Synonyms
To help you choose words precisely, usage notes give important cautions and explanations. Examples put words into meaningful context. Synonym notes list related words and distinguish among their meanings.
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The Definitive Guide to American English
Webster’ s New World College Dictionary includes more unique Americanisms – more than 12,000 – than any other college dictionary. Its crisp, dynamic definingstyle is itself uniquely American.
Dictionary Staff. Consultants and Contributing Editors. Foreword. Guide to the Dictionary. Guide to Pronunciation. Dictionaries of English by Sidney I. Landau. Webster's New World College Dictionary. World Atlas. Rules of Punctuation. Nations of the World. World City Populations. U.S. States. U.S. Cities by Population. U.S. Metropolitan Core Areas by Population. Canada. Cities of Canada by Population. Mexico. Geographical Data. Monetary Units. Roman Numerals. Book of the Bible. Calendars. American Sign Language (ASL). Commonly Used Weights and Measures. Periodic Table of Chemical Elements. Geologic Time Chart. Astronomical Data. Meteorology. Presidents of the United States. The Declaration of Independence. Constitution of the United States. Amendments to the Constitution of the United States. Index.