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  • Hardcover: 96 pages
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford; 8th Revised edition edition (18 Mar. 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0194799042
  • ISBN-13: 978-0194799041
  • Product Dimensions: 17.2 x 5.8 x 24 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (56 customer reviews)
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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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The Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary was recommended to me, but in some ways I regret taking up that recommendation.

Yes, it has an approachable page layout and all the crucial information that a dictionary should (phonemes, synonyms, collocations, example sentences etc.). It also has a handy section on written protocols etc together with a little picture dictionary at the back.

The reason why I don't rate this dictionary that highly is because the model sentences I've encountered so far sound bland, artificial and wooden much too frequently. Here are a few examples chosen at random : Refinement - "This particular model has a further refinement" (it just stops there); Paragon - "I make no claim to be a paragon"; Stutter - "I managed to stutter a reply"; Caricature - "He had unfairly presented a caricature of my views". It sounds to me as if the individual who contrived these sentences and others like them had a very poor grasp of the language. There are plenty of authors that have a knack with words and a sensitivity to the natural rhythms and tone of the language. No doubt they live a long way away from the narrow precincts of Oxford Uni. It was also rather annoying to discover that there is also a decided lack of example sentence(s) for those tricky words whose precise meaning is elusive until it is clarified by a good model sentence.

In no small measure the Longman Advanced Learners Dictionary appeared not to suffer from these shortcomings - at least as far as I could tell from a careful flicking through. So I'm thinking of giving away the Oxford and getting the Longman instead. It seems to have all the trappings of the Oxford and something which the Oxford lacks - class of content.
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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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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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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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It's the German version and so was a bit surprised when it came with German packaging but inside the Dictionary is the same as the English version and only about two pages and an instruction booklet are in German. I am happy at the price hack as I would have had to pay more.
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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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