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Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary by A.S. Hornby
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Hornby, A.S. (ed.). (2010). Oxford advanced learner's dictionary (8th ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Citation created by: Tom Shaw

Call Number: PE1628 .O86 2010

Description: Developed by leading scholars of the English language, this dictionary is a valuable resource for word definition and usage.

Content/Scope: Word definitions are detailed in multi-colored arrangements for easier access to entries. At more than 1700 pages, most words in the English language are contained herein including idioms, phrasal verbs, and proper usage.

Accuracy/Authority: This book has received mostly positive reviews by reputable review sources.

Arrangement/Presentation: Entries are arranged alphabetically for easy access and reference.

Timeliness/Permanence: This reference book was published in 2010, so its content and relevance will change little in the future. New hard copy editions become available regularly and updates will be necessary.

Cost: $30.75

Rational for Selection: This dictionary is very appropriate for high school students, as not only a reference resource, but also for expansion of vocabulary.
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