We are happy to be able to offer this new edition of Merriam-Webster's Concise Dictionary, Large Print Edition, to those readers who appreciate a large print book. This dictionary is a reference of the very core of the English vocabulary, and while the type size is generous, the scope of the book is necessarily quite limited. It is intended to serve as a handy, one-volume quick reference for those in need of help with such matters as spelling, pronunciation, end-of-line hyphenation, and idiomatic usage of the most common words in everyday use.
The vocabulary is based on Merriam-Webster's Pocket Dictionary with material drawn from The Merriam-Webster Dictionary and Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary. The book is made up of two distinct parts: the A-Z vocabulary, followed by a section on common abbreviations. The key to the symbols used in the pronunciation system appears on the inside front and back covers for easy reference.
This dictionary shares many of the features found in these other Merriam-Webster dictionaries. Thus, it will feel like an old friend to users familiar with Merriam-Webster books. However, the need for concise presentation requires a treatment unique to this work in many respects, and a review of the Introduction, which follows, is recommended.
Формат: 16,5 см х 23,5 см.