The Canadian Oxford Compact DictionaryBook - 2002
Based on the critically acclaimed best-selling Canadian Oxford Dictionary, The Canadian Oxford Compact Dictionary is the essential dictionary for everyday use, offering all the authority of Oxford's flagship Canadian dictionary in a handy yet durable format. With 80,000 entries, it features over 1,800 uniquely Canadian words and senses. Deinitions, worded for ease of comprehension, are presented so the meaning most familiar to Canadians appears first and foremost. Each of these entries is exceptionally reliable, the result of thorough research into thelanguage and Oxford's unparalleled language resources. It fully utilizes the research conducted to compile The Canadian Oxford Dictionary, during which five professionally trained lexicographers spent five years examining databases containing over 20 million words of Canadian text from more than8,000 Canadian sources of an astonishing diversity. This research also included an examination of an additional 20 million words of international English sources. Using the Canadian Oxford Dictionary's continually updated databases, this reference work features over 100 new words that did not appear in the original, including broccoflower, burn (copy data onto a compact disc), day trader, e-zine, graduated licensing, Gulf War syndrome, Interac, Pilates, puckbunny, Saskatchewan Party, snakehead, split-run, stadium seating, Viagra, wakeboard, Y2K, zero-emission, andZyban. Designed to be concise, yet fulfill users' everyday reference needs, The Canadian Oxford Compact Dictionary offers Canadians the essential vocabulary for everyday use.
Publisher: Don Mills, Ont. : Oxford University Press, 2002.
Branch Call Number: 423 CAN
Characteristics: viii, 1239 pages :,map ;,23 cm