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on 3 June 2013
First of all I was not sure if the dictionary would run with Windows 7. Windows 7 was not included with the operating systems quoted on the back of the cd cover but it works fine.

Installation was a pleasant surprise. I have the full OED on cd and installing that can take quite a while. This was lightning fast. My operating system suggested that installation was faulty but on trying it out it worked fine.

I like the set up. It's easy to navigate around, very smooth. The entries, quotations etc. are clear.

As for the dictionary itself I have yet to make up my mind as I will need to work with it a little bit. In my opinion the OED is the best English dictionary for fulfilling the most important function of a dictionary - imparting an understanding of a word. This version of the Shorter Oxford Dictionary is less forbidding than the older versions which is all to the good. I expect and hope that this latest edition has not lost the clarity of explanation which is a hallmark of most Oxford dictionaries.
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on 29 June 2013
You can't really get a better dictionary than this. Excellent quality, and with first-class presentation of information it really is a useful item for home or office. Although, at two large, weighty volumes, it's strictly for "keeping on the shelf" - you can't carry it around with you!
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on 12 April 2015
If you are a professional writer then this is a must for you. Easy to use and complete, this dictionary also settles any arguments you might have with friends over the meaning of words, or their very existence!
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on 10 September 2015
The Shorter OED is an excellent dictionary.

I was contemplating on purchasing the full OED (24 volumes) but decided against it and I'm glad I did.

After looking at the full 24 volume version I found it was far too much (overkill) so went with the shorter version which is 2 volumes.

More than enough detail and a pleasure to use!
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on 9 December 2014
I am really enjoying this, especially some of the defs which come with examples. PS I have OED tied to Kindle as well. Great
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on 7 February 2018
Undoubtedly the very best.
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on 7 December 2014
I have a version in full book form of course this is far more convenient having it on my laptop.
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on 9 October 2015
Beautiful.
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on 18 December 2013
This pair of volumes were bought as a present and get used all the time by the owner, solving many a dispute in Scrabble etc.
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on 17 November 2015
Bought as a gift, he loved it.
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