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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Cased and DVD-ROM Pack [Hardcover]

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19 Feb 2009 1408215322 978-1408215326 5th

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English (New Edition) the most comprehensive dictionary and DVD-ROM ever.


  • 230,000 words, phrases and meanings – more than any other advanced learner’s dictionary
  • 165,000 examples based on real, natural English from the Longman Corpus Network + an additional 1 million corpus examples on the DVD-ROM.
  • Clear definitions written using only 2,000 common words.
  • Over 18,000 synonyms, antonyms and related words + an additional 30,000 on the DVD-ROM.
  • Over 65,000 collocations + an additional 82,000 on the DVD-ROM.
  • The top 3,000 most frequent words in spoken and written English are highlighted to show which are the most important to know.
  • NEW Integrated Collocations Dictionary. Over 65,000 collocations will improve students’ fluency.
  • NEW Integrated Thesaurus. Over 18,000 synonyms, antonyms and related words will improve vocabulary range.
  • NEW Register Notes focus on the differences between spoken and written English.
  • Academic Word List highlighted.
  • Grammar and warning notes ensure that students avoid common errors.
  • NEW text design ensures students can find information fast.

The Longman Vocabulary Trainer tests your knowledge of a word – its meaning, grammar, collocation and usage – then remembers how well you know that word. The word is then recycled and retested at different intervals so the word is never forgotten!
You can download the Longman Vocabulary Trainer to your mobile phone to make the most of learning on the go!

Product details

  • Hardcover: 2081 pages
  • Publisher: Pearson Longman; 5th edition (19 Feb 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1408215322
  • ISBN-13: 978-1408215326
  • Product Dimensions: 23.2 x 16.2 x 6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 340,587 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars More fun than a computer game 29 Sep 2009
By Chyron
The LDCE dictionary is a beautiful piece of work, a joy to behold and read. If you love books, you'll love this one.
The DVD however is I think the star of this 5th edition : absolutely stunning as a reference work, a learning tool and an assistant when reading or writing an the computer. You can take a look at the DVD's extensive and very informative "guided tour" on Longman's website and yes, it really is that good.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Software compatible with Vista Home Premium. 22 Jan 2010
I bought this dictionary to improve my commnand of writen English. As a non-native speaker of English I needed a reliable learner's dictionary. My English teacher personally recommended it and I have been using the 4th Edition of the Longman Dictionary of contemporary English ever since. However, the software of the old 4th Edition was not compatible with Microsoft's Windows Vista installed on my new laptop so I had to buy the 5th edition of the dictionary. Although in the minimum system requirements of the dvd only Windows 2000 and Xp are mentioned, the software works flawlessly on Vista Home Premium. I am however not sure of other Microsoft products.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best on the market 14 Jun 2009
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I have bought a lot of English dictionaries over the past years (Cambridge, Macmillan, Oxford, Collins, and the former Logman edition included) in order to improve my English and stay updated but I have always felt that something was missing. This time is not the case: the authors have released a very powerful linguistic tool, that makes you confident in every circumstance. The cd is fantastic with a lot of useful stuff inside (language activator, exercises, grammar, corpus, etc.) and not only the entries, but also plenty of example sentences are spoken!
I think that this is by far the best English dictionary for advanced students of this beautiful language, at a very nice price. Thank you Longman!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
I am a student and this is one of the best dictionaries I have ever had.It explains all the possible doubts a student can have, collocations, phrasal verbs, spoken expressions, confussing words...the software is great, I hardly use the paper dictionary cos the CD has the same and it is much easy and quick to find what I want, with the advantage that the software includes the language activator dictionary (2 dictionaries in one software) and when you look for a word, you will see also this language activator as cursiosity and you will learn much much more.
I have used the oxford learners and I think that this dictionary is better because the cds provided will help you much more in order to improve your level of english (as you will find a lot of extended information).
to sum up, if you are a student of english and you need a good dictionary, this is THE ONE!
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5.0 out of 5 stars The finest. I devoted it. 23 Jan 2013
Collocations, phrases and clear definitions are terrific. Natural English from the Longman Corpus Network is precise.
I'm reading it like a book. There are not more comments.

DVD Software + LDOCE5 Viewer [[...]], make it the BEST dictionary of ALL in the world.

Highly recommended for advanced learners.
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