The Canadian Oxford High School DictionaryBook - 2001
Based on the award-winning, best-selling Canadian Oxford Dictionary, The Canadian Oxford High School Dictionary has been edited to meet the needs of students from the ages of 14 years and up. With 78,000 entries, it features over 1,500 uniquely Canadian words and senses. Each of these entriesis exceptionally reliable, utilizing the research conducted to compile The Canadian Oxford Dictionary, for which five professionally trained lexicographers spent five years examining databases containing over 20 million words of Canadian text from more than 8,000 Canadian sources of astonishingdiversity. Over 800 usage boxes offer straightforward explanations for common problems like spelling, grammar, pronunciation, punctuation, confusable words, and other difficulties a student might encounter. Pronunciations have been written in a simplified easy-to-use sound-out system, and 25,000 illustrativeexamples provide extra guidance by offering additional context. Definitions have been rewritten for ease of comprehension, and vocabulary that relates directly to the curriculum has been provided. Using The Canadian Oxford Dictionary's continually updated databases, The Canadian Oxford High SchoolDictionary is completely up to date and includes new words like "cybersquatter" and "Canadian Alliance Party". Providing all the authority of The Canadian Oxford Dictionary in a user-friendly student's edition, The Canadian Oxford High School Dictionary sets a new standard of excellence for Canadian school resources.