Canadian Oxford Dictionary
Powered by Handmark, this second edition of the Canadian Oxford Dictionary continues to define the authoritative standard for Canadian dictionaries. This popular dictionary's 300,000 words, senses and definitions combine in one reference book information on English as it is used worldwide and as it is used particularly in Canada. Definitions, worded for ease of comprehension, are presented so that the meaning most familiar to Canadians appears first and foremost. Each of these entries is exceptionally reliable, the result of thorough research into the language and Oxford's unparalleled language resources. Five professionally trained lexicographers spent five years examining databases containing over 20 million words of Canadian text from more than 8,000 Canadian sources of an astonishing diversity. The lexicographers also examined an additional 20 million words of international sources.
This new edition is completely up to date with 5,000 new words and senses. In addition it features 2,200 uniquely Canadian words and senses, 350 usage notes, 7,000 idiomatic expressions, 5,500 biographical entries, and over 5,600 place names.
+ Updated with 5,000 new words and senses
+ The Canadian Oxford Dictionary sold over 190,000 copies and spent over a year on the Globe and Mail's bestseller list
+ Official dictionary of The Canadian Press
+ Winner of the Canadian Booksellers Association's Libris Awards for Non-fiction book of the Year 1999 and Specialty Book of the Year 1999
+ Over 2,200 uniquely Canadian words and senses, and 500 Canadian regionalisms
+ Over 300 entries pertaining to Canadian Aboriginal peoples and their cultures
+ Entries based on an analysis of 20 million words of Canadian text
+ Extensive encyclopedic coverage, including Canadian place names and biographies of 850 Canadians, 100 new to this edition
+ No wireless connection required
+ Buy one application and use it on your iPhone or iPad, optimized for both devices!
+ Sounds-like to help find those difficult to spell words.
+ Share entries via email, Facebook and Twitter
+ Tag words with bookmarks or custom tags for easy retrieval.
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