The Concise Oxford English Dictionary contains over 240,000 words, definitions and phrases that cover both technical and scientific vocabulary as well as English from around the world. After the research from the Oxford English Corpus Hundreds, the Concise Oxford English Dictionary contains hundreds of new words and phrases. Along with the dictionary, the book is accompanied with a CD-ROM that is compatible on Windows and Mac. This CD-ROM contains usage notes on trick vocabulary and the appropriate usage of grammar.
The Concise Oxford English Dictionary was first published in 1911. The 12th Edition of the Concise Oxford English Dictionary came out a 100 years after the publication of the first edition of the dictionary. It contains new words that bring the world up-to-date on the situation of English today. The original edition that came out in 1911 was a revolutionary dictionary focusing on the English of that time. What made it different was the fact that illustrative examples made it easy for users to understand the word better. Illustrations combined with an approachable style make it easy to cover everyday words and specialist terms.
This 12th edition of the Concise Oxford English Dictionary continues their tradition of giving the public a very rounded idea of English as it is used today. The CD-ROM provides users with a search function that allows them to instantly look up from Windows documents, as well as their e-mail and the Internet. It also comes with the option to hear the spoken pronunciation of thousands of words, which make it appropriate for use in the home and learning environment.
The Oxford University Press publishes the Concise Oxford English Dictionary. Founded in 1586, the Oxford University Press happens to be the second oldest and largest university press in the whole world. It is a part of the University of Oxford. Apart from dictionaries, the Oxford University Press also publishes books, journals and sheet music. Other books they have published include E-Business, Strategic Management, Fat Tail, etc. This book is available in paperback binding. It has an ISBN-10 number of 0199695202