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Grunge, nip and tuck, pesto, and chill out--these are but a sampling of the over nine thousand new words and phrases to be found in The Concise Oxford Dictionary, Ninth Edition. This new and updated edition of Oxford's best selling single-volume dictionary brings together the latest and most
comprehensive research in current English, based on the massive and constantly expanding database of the Oxford English Dictionary. Containing over 150,000 entries and 230,000 definitions, the Concise boasts up to 25% more content than the previous edition to give users the tools they need to stay
current with our ever-changing language. Each entry is written in a clear, straightforward style to facilitate ease of use.
New features of the ninth edition of the Concise Oxford English Dictionary include:
BL Over 25% new material
BL Over 9,000 new words and phrases
BL 150,000 entries and 230,000 definitions
BL The most up-to-date spellings, with improved coverage of meaning, usage and coverage based on a computer 'snapshot' of today's language
BL Over 300 new boxed usage notes with guidance on good English by a team of expert lexicographers
BL New, clearer etymologies with extensive coverage of idioms, phrases, and abbreviations
BL Improved coverage of scientific and technical terms including the new fields of environmental studies and information services
BL New words and phrases including: pan-fry, post-traumatic stress, body wrap, multiculturalism, Cajun, heli-skiing, and thousands more
BL New, more up-to-date pronunciation system, representing today's received pronunciation
BL Thorough international coverage, making the Concise a bestseller worldwide
The Concise Oxford Dictionary, Ninth Edition, a standard within its field, is the definitive resource for scholars, professionals, and general readers alike.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
English language -- Dictionaries.
English language -- New words -- Dictionaries.