Author: Judy Pearsall
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN/UPC (if available): 019565107
This new edition provides unbeatable coverage of Indian English and World English. Of the 240,000 words included in this work, more than a fifth originate from outside Britain and over 225 of the newer coinages come from India.
The Concise Oxford Dictionary -COD as it is widely known - is firmly established as the foremost authority on current English, and for decades has been the most popularly dictionary of its kind. Using a radically more accessible style for this major new edition, Oxford lexicographers have rewritten every world and entry to represent the richness, complexity, and beauty of the English language as never before.
Over 240,000 words, phrases and definitions covering current and historical English, as well as countless specialist and technical areas, New word Formation panels show how complex words are formed, and help to identify word groups formed in similar ways.
Using evidence of real English usage, the most modern meanings of each word are placed first and described in a defining style unique in its clarity and straightforwardness. A new open page design enables ease of navigation through the entries.
Clear advice on grammar and usage is given to highlight what is acceptable, and unacceptable, to most people today. Controversial and contentious grammatical points are addressed, and confusion about spelling and pronunciation is resolved through clear and simple explanation.
In this new edition, oxford's international network of language consultants show how the English language is used today.
The COD reads like a picaresque novel whose hero is the philandering, vagrant language itself which reveals in its wanderings changing cultural, political and social climes the world over. - Jug Suraiya in The Times of India
Over the years, Oxford English Dictionary has become the yardstick to measure the growth and spread of the English language. Each new edition is hungrily searched for new words and usages, particularly by non-British English-speaking people to see what they have contributed to English itself. The 10th edition of the COD takes this process further. - Book Review in The Hindu