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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt / 2016 / Hardcover

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Long a favorite among wordsmiths, this is the most lavishly illustrated dictionary on the market. In its fifth edition are 10,000 new words as well as 4,000 new color images. Accurate, comprehensive, and up-to-date, it's a godsend for explaining what words mean, where they come from, and how to use them effectively. 2112 pages, hardcover. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 2112
Vendor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication Date: 2016
Dimensions: 11.00 X 8.50 (inches)
ISBN: 0544454456
ISBN-13: 9780544454453

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You are your words. Make the most of them!

The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language is the premier resource for anyone who wants to know precisely what words mean, where they come from, and how to use them effectively. It is renowned for presenting accurate and comprehensible definitions, etymologies based on the latest research, and authoritative usage guidance from the celebrated American Heritage® Usage Panel.

The fifth edition of the dictionary, published in 2011, included 10,000 new words and senses, as well as 4,000 new full-color images. This comprehensive update continues the tradition of exhaustive research and thorough review. Nearly 1,000 revisions to definitions and etymologies, 100 new words and senses, updated charts and tables, and new usage advice make this version the most current print dictionary of its size available today.

The American Heritage® Dictionary combines clear, precise defintions with useful features that make it easier to choose your words and express yourself clearly. Your words really do define you. Make the most of them with the guidance of this respected work of reference.

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The Editors of the American Heritage Dictionaries are trained lexicographers with a varied array of interests and expertise. Most of the editors hold graduate degrees, and several have degrees in linguistics or in the history of the English language. All the editors familiarize themselves with the vocabulary in specific subject areas, collect materials on new developments and usage, and work in association with consultants to ensure that the content of our publications is as accurate and up-to-date as possible.

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