Language is a powerful tool. Us the new manual. Microsoft Encarta College Thesaurus.
Whether used to tweak the wording of an academic dissertation, add gravity to a letter, or polish a business presentation, the Microsoft Encarta College Thesaurus presents an innovative design that provides two options for searching more than 350,000 synonyms and antonyms.
-Dual navigation system combines two modes of access for easy searching
-Alphabetical section for quick reference:
-40,000 A-Z listings with 350,000 synonyms and antonyms
-Cross-reference to the thematic section
-Thematic section for more in-depth word searches:
-1,200 entries expose you to the rich network of word relationships
-Explore eclectic themes such as "Positive Intellectual Characteristics," "Parts of an Engine," and "Wholeness and Completeness."
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Susan Jellis, General Editor of the Microsoft Encarta College Thesaurus, received an M.A. in General Linguistics from Manchester University, England. She is an editor of the Cambridge International Dictionary of English, Special Subjects Editor of the Encarta World English Dictionary, and the Editor of the Microsoft Office 200 Synonym Finder.
This companion to the Microsoft Encarta College Dictionary [RBB N 15 01] has 40,000 alphabetically arranged entries with 350,000 synonyms and antonyms. Microsoft Encarta combines both an A-Z and a thematic approach; most other thesauruses use one or the other.
In addition to single words the alphabetic section contains phrases like full of beans and walk a tightrope. Interspersed between the entries are "Compare and Contrast" boxes that explain nuances in meaning. There are also boxes for lists of types or parts--types of sports, parts of an engine. Advertised as up-to-date with terms for technology, science, and business, the thesaurus even includes words that are not in the College Dictionary, such as cybermarketing. Other current words with synonyms are extreme sport, MBO (management buyout), and superstore.
The alphabetic section serves as an index to the thematic section, and the editor has done a good job of linking the two. The thematic section groups more than 50,000 related words under 1,279 topics. Many of the numbered entries begin with a quotation. (Garry Trudeau on lifestyle: "I've been trying for some time now to develop a lifestyle that doesn't require my presence.") The lack of a guide to the abbreviations (for example: n, adj. v., UK) that are used throughout the volume is a slight drawback. Another is that since the vocabulary is derived from the British Bloomsbury Database of World English, some British words and meanings like signboard (billboard) and tailback (traffic jam) are included.
Since the Microsoft College Encarta Thesaurus is based on the Synonym Finder in Microsoft Office 2000 and has the familiar ("well-known, recognizable, common") words Microsoft and Encarta in the title, it will be a popular resource for high-school and college students. It is an excellent choice for libraries or individuals that need a current thesaurus that reflects today's culture. RBB
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Descrizione libro St. Martin's Press, 2002. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0312289065
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