||The Oxford English Reference Dictionary
A complete English dictionary and encyclopedic reference.
Authoritative, accessible guidance on today's English.
Comprehensive coverage: Over 192,000 definitions and entries in accessible, jargon-free English, with current meanings or words listed first.
Contemporary and World English: Up-to-date coverage of new words, plus coverage of the English of Australasia, North America, and South Africa.
Practical help: Clear advice on English grammar, including full pronunciations, with fascinating facts about word origins, and usage notes within entries.
Scientific, technical, and specialist subjects: Detailed coverage of the vocabulary of many different fields, with entries ranging from atomic theory and cosmology to post-modernism, silicon, and snakes.
100-page illustrated Factfinder: With scores of quick-reference tables and illustrations, this section provides a wealth of invaluable information: a chronology of world events; coverage of science, including the animal and plant kingdoms, astronomy, chemical elements, and the human body; the solar system; the arts, architecture, and music; and sports and games.
16 pages of full-colour world maps, along with specialist gazetteer data from the Andes to Adelaide, and Zurich to Zanzibar.
This new edition of "The Oxford English Reference Dictionary" extends the aims of conventional dictionaries and seeks to be more useful, more practical and more informative. It combines an authoritative and up-to-date Oxford dictionary with encyclopaedic proper-name and in-depth entries. New words in the language are included, as well as spellings, grammar information, pronunciations and word origins. A 16-page full-colour map section, including the latest border and name changes, is accompanied by a large section of reference appendices (including countries of the world, prime ministers and presidents, the body, the solar system, and a chronology of world events).