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Up-to-Date Entries for Todays World
Nearly 7,500 new entries bring meaning and understanding to changes in lifestyles, technology, medicine, society, world politics and cultures, and more.
Over 850 Illustrations, Photographs, and Maps
Important people, places, objects, and concepts are clearly illustrated to help you recognize and identify them.
Expanded Reference Information with a Four-Color World Atlas
Numerous tables, charts, and lists provide a handy reference to geographical and other useful data. Special sections also include important historical documents, a guide to punctuation, and full-color maps of the world.
Thousands of Geographical and Biographical Entries
The people and places that shape our worldview are fully covered. Entries are part of the A--Z body of the dictionary, so they are easy to find. Many entries include maps or photographs.
Helpful Notes, Examples, and Synonyms
To help you choose words precisely, usage notes give important cautions and explanations. Examples put words into meaningful context. Synonym notes list related words and distinguish among their meanings.
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The Definitive Guide to American English
Websters New World College Dictionary includes more unique Americanisms -- more than 12,000 -- than any other college dictionary. Its crisp, dynamic defining style is itself uniquely American.