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The Canadian Oxford Compact Dictionary

Canadian Oxford Compact Dictionary    
Format Hardcover
Catalogue No. 0-19-541755-0
Pages 1240
Language English only
Price $29.95
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Edited by Alex Bisset.
Published by Oxford University Press, 2002.


Based on the critically-acclaimed bestselling Canadian Oxford Dictionary, The Canadian Oxford Compact Dictionary offers all the authority of Oxford’s flagship Canadian dictionary in a handy yet durable format.

With 80,000 entries, it features over 1,800 uniquely Canadian words and senses. Definitions, worded for each of comprehension, are presented so 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.

Throughout, it offers usage notes explaining confusing or controversial points of grammar and usage, and over 15,000 illustrative examples show words used in context. Pronunciations are given for difficult words, workds with more than one possible pronunciation, and words with a distinctly Canadian pronunciation. In addition, appendices cover punctuation and capitalization, weights and measures, the history of the English language, and time zones.

Designed to be concise, yet fulfill users’ everyday reference needs, The Canadian Oxford Compact Dictionary offers Canadians the essential vocabulary for everyday use.

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Last modified: July 8, 2002

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