Oxford English Dictionary

Single User Version

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Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780195222173

Category: Reference

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The Oxford English Dictionary is the internationally recognized authority on the evolution of the English language from 1150 to the present day. The Dictionary defines over 500,000 words and traces their usage through 2.5 million illustrative quotations from a wide range of literary and other sources. It is an unsurpassed guide to the meaning, pronunciation, and history of the English language. This new version of the Oxford English Dictionary (Second Edition) on CD-ROM offers unparalleled access to the world's most important reference work for the English language. The text of this version now includes almost 2,000 words and phrases from the OED team's ongoing revision program, as well as the full text of the OED Second Edition, published in 1989, the Oxford English Dictionary Addition Series (Volumes 1-3), published in 1993 and 1997, the Bibliography to the Second Edition, and other ancillary material. Minimum system requirements: PC with 200 MHz Pentium-class processor 32 MB RAM (64 MB recommended) 16-speed CD-ROM drive (32-speed recommended) Windows 95, 98, 98 Se, Me, NT, 2000, XP, or Vista Minimum 1.1 GB hard disk space to run the OED from the CD-ROM and 1.7 GB to install the CD-ROM to the hard disk SVGA monitor: 800 x 600 pixels, 16-bit (64k, high color) setting recommended For help with difficulties with the OED on CD ROM, please visit www.oup.co.uk/ep/cdroms/oed Should you need further assistance, please email US Technical Support at [email protected]

قاموس أكسفورد الأساسي

Author: Oxford Dictionaries,,Oxford University Press

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019956115X

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 374

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A brand-new dictionary designed for easy and quick look-up of modern Arabic-English and English-Arabic, including contemporary vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation help at an affordable price.

The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

Author: John L. Esposito

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199757267

Category: Religion

Page: 384

View: 9149

Designed for general readers with little or no knowledge of Islam, this superb Oxford Dictionary provides more than 2,000 vividly written, up-to-date, and authoritative entries organized in an easy-to-use, A-to-Z format. The Dictionary focuses primarily on the 19th and 20th centuries, stressing topics of most interest to Westerners. What emerges is a highly informative look at the religious, political, and social spheres of the modern Islamic world. Naturally, readers will find many entries on topics of intense current interest, such as terrorism and the Taliban, Osama bin Laden and al-Qaida, the PLO and HAMAS. But the coverage goes well beyond recent headlines. There are biographical profiles, ranging from Naguib Mahfouz (the Nobel Prize winner from Egypt) to Malcolm X, including political leaders, influential thinkers, poets, scientists, and writers. Other entries cover major political movements, militant groups, and religious sects as well as terms from Islamic law, culture, and religion, key historical events, and important landmarks (such as Mecca and Medina). A series of entries looks at Islam in individual nations, such as Afghanistan, the West Bank and Gaza, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and the United States, and there are discussions of Islamic views on such issues as abortion, birth control, the Internet, the Rushdie Affair, and the theory of evolution. Whether we are listening to the evening news, browsing through the op-ed pages, or reading a book on current events, references to Muslims and the Islamic world appear at every turn. The Oxford Dictionary of Islam offers a wealth of information for anyone curious about this burgeoning and increasingly important world religion.

Oxford Dictionary of English

Author: Angus Stevenson

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199571120

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 2069

View: 6871

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Canadian Oxford Dictionary

Author: Katherine Barber

Publisher: [Don Mills, Ont.] : Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195418002

Category: Canadianisms (English) Dictionaries

Page: 21

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The dictionary that became a national best-seller is now available on CD-ROM. Since 1998 hundreds of thousands of fingers have traced their way across the bright crisp pages of the Canadian Oxford Dictionary. Now, for those who prefer to have their cursors rather than their fingertips scan themost authoritative reference guide to contemporary Canadian English, there is The Canadian Oxford Dictionary on CD-ROM. The dictionary's new electronic format is as innovative and user-friendly as the original is authoritative and respected. Its most noteworthy feature is that it is completely unobtrusive: all the data sits permanently on your hard drive, and the user interface is simply a small text box that fitsentirely in the title bar of your word processor or web browser. Just hold your cursor over a word in your document and it appears automatically in the text box--should you want to see the relevant dictionary entry, simply click on it and instantly the information pops up on the screen. There is noneed to deal clumsily with another screen-sized application the next time you encounter an unfamiliar word on a website, or to fumble around for a CD to place into your drive and load up: just click on the word in question. The whole package is always instantly accessible, sitting quietly andinconspicuously until you need it. The dictionary's settings are easily customized--words can be selected with keystrokes, by highlighting, with double clicks, or by being typed directly into the text box. When a definition refers to another entry, one click takes you there instantly (no need to flip back and forth hundreds of pagesat a time trying to track down a definition). Text can be copied from the dictionary and pasted into the user's own document. And users can even add their own entries to the dictionary itself. There will always be a place for a hard copy on the desks and shelves of Canadian book lovers, but in an age of instant access The Canadian Oxford Dictionary on CD-ROM now offers an electronic alternative every bit as trustworthy as the original. System requirements: PC with 166MHz Pentium-class processor. Windows 95/98/98SE/ME Windows NT 4.0/2000 or NT 4.0. 32Mb RAM. 20Mb free hard disk space. SVGA monitor, displaying 16-bit colour (64K, High colour). CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive. Internet ExplorerRG 4.0 or 5.0 (version 5.0 supplied on theenclosed CD-ROM). Internet access with minimum 56K modem.

Paperback Oxford English Dictionary

Author: Oxford Dictionaries,

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199640947

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 864

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This fully updated edition offers over 120,000 words, phrases, and definitions. It covers all the words you need for everyday use, carefully selected from the evidence of the Oxford English Corpus, a databank of 21st century English, containing over 2 billion words.The Factfinder centre section gives quick-reference entries on topics including famous people, countries, and science. Includes 3 months' access to Oxford Dictionaries Pro at oxforddictionaries.com.

Oxford Dictionary of Word Origins

Author: Julia Cresswell

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199547939

Category: History

Page: 502

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Contains alphabetically arranged entries that explore the origin, evolution, and social history of over three thousand English language words.

A Dictionary of Geography

Author: Susan Mayhew

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191053805

Category: Science

Page: 576

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Containing over 3,100 entries on all aspects of both human and physical geography, this best-selling dictionary is the most authoritative single-volume reference work of its kind. It includes coverage of cartography, surveying, meteorology, climatology, ecology, population, industry, and development. Worked examples and diagrams are provided for many entries, including 15 new illustrations. All existing entries have been fully revised and updated for this new edition, and there is now expanded coverage of Geographical Information Systems (GIS), and glacial geomorphology, as well as the inclusion of more international examples within definitions, broadening its coverage considerably. The dictionary includes more than 400 new entries, including economies of scope, marginalization, rurality, and tax havens and offshore financial centres. Recommended web links are suggested for many entries, accessible and kept up to date via the Dictionary of Geography companion website. Packed with clear, concise, and authoritative information, this A-Z reference is an essential companion for all students and teachers of geography.

A Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic


Author: Hans Wehr,J. Milton Cowan

Publisher: Otto Harrassowitz Verlag

ISBN: 9783447020022

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 1301

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Das Dictionary ist die verbesserte englische Ubersetzung der 4. Auflage des Arabisch-Deutschen Worterbuches von Hans Wehr mit uber 13000 zusatzlichen Eintragungen, ca. 26000 Wortern mit ca. 20 Wortern je Seite.

A Dictionary of Business and Management

Author: Jonathan Law

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199684987

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 672

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This wide-ranging and authoritative dictionary contains over 7,100 entries covering all areas of business and management, including marketing, organizational behaviour, business strategy, law, and taxation. In its sixth edition, it features the very latest developments, such as those relating to information technology (including mobile technology), and the financial crisis and the subsequent sovereign debt crisis. Entries have been updated to refer to recent events and news in the field, for example the LIBOR scandal. Over 100 new entries have been added including bitcoin, Cog's Ladder, mobile commerce, Six Sigma, social media, theory of institutional deficiencies, and zero-hours contract. Furthermore, there is expanded coverage of areas such as financial regulation and corporate social responsibility, with a number of new entries offering insight into these topics, including aw-shucks defence and Financial Conduct Authority. The new edition of this established bestselling dictionary elucidates modern financial and management jargon, defining entries in a clear, concise, and accessible manner. With recommended web links for many entries, accessible and kept up to date via the Dictionary of Business and Management companion website, this edition is more informative than ever. This A--Z reference work is essential for business students, teachers and professionals, and useful for anyone needing a guide to business terminology.

A Dictionary of Biology

Author: Elizabeth Martin,Robert Hine

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198714378

Category: Reference

Page: 736

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Fully revised and updated for the seventh edition, this market-leading dictionary is the perfect guide for anyone studying biology, either at school or university. With more than 5,500 clear and concise entries, it provides comprehensive coverage of biology, biophysics, and biochemistry. Over 250 new entries include terms such as Broca's area, comparative genomic hybridization, mirror neuron, and Pandoravirus. Appendices include classifications of the animal and plant kingdoms, the geological time scale, major mass extinctions of species, model organisms and their genomes, Nobel prizewinners, and a new appendix on evolution. Entry-level web links to online resources can be accessed via a companion website.

Arabic Stories for Language Learners

Traditional Middle-Eastern Tales In Arabic and English

Author: Hezi Brosh,Lutfi Mansur

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462911714

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 256

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Arabic Stories for Language Learners—a language learning experience for beginner to intermediate students of the Arabic language. The traditional stories of a country are invaluable at providing insight into understanding the culture, history and language of a people. A great way to learn Arabic, the sixty-six stories found in Arabic Stories for Language Learners present the vocabulary and grammar used everyday in Arabic-speaking countries. Pulled from a wide variety of sources that have been edited and simplified for learning purposes, these stories are presented in parallel Arabic and English, facilitating language learning in the classroom and via self-study. Each story is followed by a series of questions in Arabic and English to test comprehension and encourage discussion. Arabic Stories for Language Learners brings Arab culture to life in a colorful and immediate way. Regardless of whether or not you have a working knowledge of Arabic, this book gives readers a tantalizing introduction to the wisdom and humor of these ancient desert-dwelling peoples. The downloadable in audio helps students of Arabic improve their pronunciation and inflection, and immerses non-students into the uniquely Arabic storytelling style.

Oxford Wordpower

English-Arabic Dictionary A - Z

Author: N.A

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780194300094

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 916

View: 1775

This popular English dictionary, with its simple English definitions and Arabic translations of all headwords, derivatives, idioms and phrasal verbs, now comes with a CD-ROM containing the whole text of the dictionary. You can hear the pronunciation of the headwords in British or American English, and you can prepare for exams or build your vocabulary with exercises, or practise words from dozens of topic areas with motivating games.

Little Oxford English Dictionary

Author: Sara Hawker

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199202980

Category: Reference

Page: 818

View: 983

Packed with more than 107,000 definitions, the revised and updated edition of this popular, portable dictionary is completely up to date in its coverage.

From Bonbon to Cha-cha

Oxford Dictionary of Foreign Words and Phrases

Author: Andrew Delahunty

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199543690

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 411

View: 3508

Provides definitions and information on the origins, history, and usage of terms of foreign origin in English, including words commonly used and scientific vocabulary.