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Collins English Dictionary & Thesaurus 2nd Edition, Kindle Edition

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“I find Collins English Dictionary invaluable because is it an encyclopaedia as well a dictionary, and it stands up to really intensive use.”
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“The dictionary I reach for first …”
Roger Cooper, Sunday Telegraph

“It has offered to a current generation of students the possibility that the study of language might be exciting, as it was to Dr. Johnson. In short, I think it’s brilliant.”
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“I have never known a dictionary with such scope. The biographical entries are particularly useful. I would not be without it for anything.”
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“The inclusion of so many proper names and colloquialisms is especially valuable.”
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“It is a stupendous achievement … the best and sanest interpretative dictionary I have ever seen.”
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Collins flagship dictionary and linked thesaurus for the Kindle containing over 200,000 entries. This is a comprehensive and authoritative resource, offering outstanding coverage of world, regional and dialect English.

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• Basic Text Search works on all Kindle devices
• Index lookup works on all Kindles except Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HD
• Setting as Default Dictionary works on all Kindles except Kindle Fire, Kindle Fire HD, Kindle for Android and any of the Kindle apps, including Kindle for PC and Kindle for Mac

You can set this dictionary as your default Kindle dictionary and look up words while reading (check compatibility above). You have the option to change your default setting to this compatible dictionary after purchase, so long as your Kindle supports this functionality.

A rich source of words for everyone who loves language. This new edition and linked Thesaurus includes the latest words to enter the English language as well as a wide range of biographical and encyclopaedic entries. Usage notes give advice on using the right word in the right place, and thousands of etymologies trace the roots of modern English. All definitions, examples, idioms, and usage notes are based on the Collins Corpus – our unrivalled and constantly updated 4.5 billion-word database of today’s English – making it an authoritative and up-to-the-minute reference source combined with the clarity, ease of use, and functionality of the Kindle.

• headword search integrates with the Kindle search functionality (check compatibility above)
• all elements of the dictionary entries are displayed
• pronunciation symbols (IPA) are shown as images
• cross-references are hyperlinks for quick navigation
• linked to our most comprehensive English Thesaurus
• entries contains hyperlinks to related words

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 53532 KB
  • Print Length: 1984 pages
  • Publisher: Collins; 2 edition (1 January 2013)
  • Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers (AU)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006UN3GL6
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #34,541 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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