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Collins English Dictionary 11th edition 2011
on 18 November 2011
A very comprehensive reference of modern-day English words and phrases, including UK, US and Australian usage. It is quite large due to Collins practice of assigning a new headword to each variant phrase rather than including them within one long section under one heading. The definitions are outstandingly clear and easy to read. It also has a good selection of scientific and technical terms, as well as biographical, historical and geographical references. A book for modern usage rather than obscure spellings. It also has a ribbon. Pronunciation is via the International Phonetic symbols and not the more natural ones used for example by Chambers. A very good buy - my only criticism is that its a bit heavy to hold.