- AuthorLaurence Urdang
- Page Count704
- PublisherGrand Central Publishing
- Year Published1996
A BRAND-NEW DESK DICTIONARY FROM THE WORLD'S LEADING DICTIONARY-MAKEROriginally developed by Oxford University Press's Dictionary Department and edited by noted lexicographer Laurence Urdang, THE AMERICAN CENTURY DICTIONARY is a totally new dictionary created for American English. Its unique features include: -- the latest new words and acronyms, such as NIMBY, telecommute, and grunge-- thousands of colloquial and slang expressions, such as legit, yuck, and zilch-- up-to-date computer and technical terms, such as ASCII, e-mail, fax, and virtual reality, as well as new terms from medicine and business-- special easy-to-use organization -- all entries, including prefixes, abbreviations, foreign words, and biographical and geographical names, are arranged alphabetically in one section-- separate quick-reference tables: countries, states, state capitals, area and ZIP codes, presidents, and more.