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Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary (Book & CD ROM)
Ideal for FCE, CAE, CPE, BEC and IELTS preparation A fully updated edition of the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary and CD-ROM, with new, up-to-date vocabulary (e.g. sex up, speed-dating, whiteboard), new 'mini-collocation' boxes, and new frequency information to highlight the most important words to learn.
Hardcover, Second Edition , 1588 pages
Published May 31st 2005 by Cambridge University Press
(first published 2005)
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As the Cambridge University Press has expressed, and I fairly admit this, one of the most advantages of this dictionary over the others, specially Oxford version, is that there is a short, simple and practical word defining the entry. I think this method accelerates the process of that a new word sticks in mind. So after experimenting some dictionaries such as Longman Handy Learner's ... and Oxford Advances Learner's.., I finally decided to focus on this dictionary.
Sep 10, 2015 vierslovski rated it it was ok · review of another edition
I really liked the presentation of the words in this dictionary, but it misses some important meanings, that even a pocket-dictionary offers. E.g. Accordingly - there is only one meaning available: 'in a way that is suitable or right for the situation'. It does not tell us that also means 'for that reason; therefore'.