This classic reference work is the one thesaurus no home or office should be without. As easy to use as a dictionary-and just as important to own-this is an indispensable treasury of words that will enable everyone to express themselves clearly and effectively.
The Penguin Roget's College Thesaurus in Dictionary Form features:
* More than 5,000 new words and phrases
* Synonyms for more efficient cross-referencing
* Easy-to-read double column format
* The latest colloquial and slang terms
* Quotations and phrases that reveal the fascinating history of each word and the ideas it represents
With the synonyms and antonyms for each word listed alphabetically for quick, convenient use, this superior reference volume will help build vocabulary, improve writing skills, and enrich powers of expression.
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Despite a change in title, this is the new edition of The New American Roget's College Thesaurus in Dictionary Form, a standard reference work that first appeared in 1958. This modernized edition adds many new colloquial and slang expressions for a total of 1500 new entries and includes phrases and quotations to cue meaning and usage. Collecting words and their synonyms, antonyms, and related words and arranging them by sense dates from the publication of Peter Mark Roget's thesaurus in 1852. While most subsequent attempts to create such reference works have Roget's name in their titles, they have different provenances and arrangements. In this volume, Morehead a lexicographer and son of the previous edition's editor uses a dictionary arrangement, placing both categories and individual words into one alphabet. This makes the initial lookup quick, but one must rely totally on cross references within the entries if the first search fails. A more felicitous system is found in Roget's International Thesaurus (HarperCollins, 2001. 6th ed.), which arranges the entries by subject classification (based on Roget's categories) and provides a wonderfully comprehensive alphabetical index, thereby offering quick alpha access while allowing for systematic browsing. Nevertheless, the Penguin Roget's is a carefully constructed, comprehensive, up-to-date reference with well-designed entries and copious cross references. It will prove useful in all kinds and sizes of libraries as well as for individuals. Paul D'Alessandro, Portland P.L., ME
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Descrizione libro Penguin Books, 2003. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110142001708
Descrizione libro Penguin Books. PAPERBACK. Condizione libro: New. 0142001708 New Condition. Codice libro della libreria NEW6.3024331
Descrizione libro Penguin Books, 2003. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Revised. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0142001708