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Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary, 8th Edition: Paperback
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on 18 October 2012
I don't want to duplicate the previous positive comments about this undoubtedly outstanding world class dictionary.

Due to my engineering background and the fact that english is my second language, I thought that this dictionary
would be too advanced for me or perhaps I won't utilise its content to the full extend. I soon realised though that
I benefited a lot by exposing my knowledge to an unlimited tank of english words and descriptions like those included in
this dictionary. So, it was a good idea not to get the less expanded 'Oxford Students Dictionary' version, which is an exceptionally good dictionary too, but the 'Advanced' version is the one that you will never have to change or upgrade.

The pages of the dictionary are thin, they feel like a cigarette paper, but don't worry, they don't have a
'see-through' appearance, so your reading experience will be enjoyable. Personally, I prefer the paperback version,
instead of the hardback, since it allows to bend the book and scroll through the pages faster when you search
for a word.

The included CD contains ALL words of the printed dictionary. It's very practical to use on your PC,
it includes both english and american spoken pronunciation. Each word's description (where applicable) also includes
thesaurus, word origin, verb forms and synonyms.

I've read on the OED website, and this is another reason for me to get this dictionary, that the printed
versions will probably stop forever. So, this book may perhaps become a collectable item!
I'm glad I got a copy of it before it becomes available only in CD version.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 22 January 2014
The dictionary has many features, but the one thing which stands out most for me is that it contains proper explanations for the usage of various words, and even presents idioms for many words. Although it is not a dictionary of idioms and proverbs - it is no doubt a most useful addition to my library.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on 16 January 2011
Great dictionary, i love the CD with all the included features on it.
Super delivery and I enjoy using and studing english with this Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary.
I will strongly recomand this edition to everyone who want a easy/nice study time.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 2 January 2013
I really like this dictionary, its content and the CD-ROM inside it.

Using Gnu/Linux, I was really happy to found out that the provided software also works with it! (it says working for Ubuntu, but you can make it work for other distributions as well).
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 6 February 2015
I have been using OALD for a long time and always enjoyed its content. However, Kindle Version of OALD is extremely poor because it simply cannot recognise different forms of words. For example, it cannot recognise "robes" or "explaining". Therefore, it is a very poor dictionary if you want it to be your default Kindle dictionary. That made me very disappointed and eventually returned this book back.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on 10 July 2012
I don't think there is much to say about the book. Suffice to say 'it is the dictionary, the best in its catagory!'. I have had this dictionary since its third edition back 20 years ago. Currently i have two of them ( at home n office). It is a must for individuals' whom English is a second language. Packaging very good (environmentally conscious). Delivery time fantastic! Overall 5 star!

Edit: If u r not the old generation like me who prefers to read book/a hard copy (I meant) than a digital copy, then here is a link to the official OALD 8th edition (what is good about it is that it is for free!). I hope I have saved u from spending a penny more, lol.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 29 October 2013
When I searched "Oxford advance learner dictionary" it showed one cover book and I was informed that it has CD-ROM with book but when I clicked to choose this product the cover changed from the previous page. So, I don't know which is the real cover. Then, finally, I got the book without CD-ROM. It's a little bit disappointed.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 13 October 2011
This dictionary is of grate help for someone like me, I'm lerning English her in spain and it's very dificult to find a dictionary with good and clear explenations.
It has a 3000 key word vocabulary trainer that's grate and very helpfull and lots of grama definitions
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on 1 December 2011
With great pleasure we use the Oxford Advanced Learners Dictionary for almost 4 decades and were happy to notice that the number of pages had increased again with this new edition. The blue words as shown inside the book made me hesitate to purchase the 8th edition because the contrast is rather low. However, from the moment it arrived about a week ago it has been considered as the gift of the year. Without doubt, the layout has improved. One is forced to search for words at the upper side of the pages. I would like to recommend it to anyone, and especially to those who do not have English as their native language. The paperback is certainly a challenge when one is used to hard cover versions.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 6 December 2011
Thorough descriptions and amazing appendixes, especially the "Writing Tutor". Lovely edition with a nice cover. Very good to handle and big but not too big to carry.
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