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Title: The New Oxford American Dictionary, Second Edition
Edited By: Erin McKean
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This major new edition of The New Oxford American Dictionary includes a
guide to the pronunciations on every page, a new etymology essay by Anatoly
Liberman, completely updated and revised maps, and two thousand new
entries, covering everything new in our language from low-carb to warblog
and beyond.

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lexicographical first--a portable version of the entire dictionary that can
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Publication Year: 2005
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Lexicography
Subject Language(s): English
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ISBN: 0195170776
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