Concise Oxford English Dictionary

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Concise Oxford English Dictionary

Offers definitions for English words and phrases, along with observations about the evolution of the dictionary since its first edition and tables that contain information for such topics as countries and chemical elements.

Concise Oxford English Dictionary

CD-ROM Edition, Windows/Mac Individual User Version 1.0

Concise Oxford English Dictionary

This centenary edition of the world-famous Concise Oxford English Dictionary on CD-ROM presents the most accurate picture of English today.

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Linguistics

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Linguistics

This authoritative dictionary provides coverage across the field of linguistics, both the theoretical and the practical. In over 3,250 entries it clearly defines terms relating to phonetics, grammar, semantics, languages (spoken and written), dialects, and sociolinguistics.

Printing the Talmud

Complete Editions, Tractates, and Other Works and the Associated Presses from the Mid-17th Century through the 18th Century

Printing the Talmud

Printing the Talmud describes Talmud editions printed from 1650 to 1800, their publication and the contentious disputes between publishers. Subject editions, profusely illustrated, are addressed as an opening to the history of the presses and their context in Jewish history.

The World of Work

The World of Work

Educationalists suggest an inductive approach to education, where we go from the experience of the students to the underlying principles, provides best results. The objective of this book is to provide people at school or college with realistic examples of dilemmas they will face in the world of work, or when looking for work. This may be as part of their PSHE development. The book also aims to provide material which can be used by people working on their own. Young people need to have transferable skills and some of these can be obtained by looking at the ways in which businesses approach them. It is therefore worthwhile trying to understand these approaches, and to see why some are effective while others are totally misplaced.

Contesting Elder Abuse and Neglect

Ageism, Risk, and the Rhetoric of Rights in the Mistreatment of Older People

Contesting Elder Abuse and Neglect

The mistreatment of diverse older people in varying ways is categorized in many societies as “elder abuse and neglect,” yet this concept has not been subjected to rigorous critical inquiry. Instead, it has most often represented the interests of professionals, academics, and governments, while policy makers and researchers frequently disregard the complexity of issues that fall under the designation. The first comprehensive, scholarly critique of the topic, Contesting Elder Abuse and Neglect is an important, much-needed contribution that encourages new thinking, policies, and action regarding the treatment of older people.

Software Patterns, Knowledge Maps, and Domain Analysis

Software Patterns, Knowledge Maps, and Domain Analysis

Software design patterns are known to play a vital role in enhancing the quality of software systems while reducing development time and cost. However, the use of these design patterns has also been known to introduce problems that can significantly reduce the stability, robustness, and reusability of software. This book introduces a new process for creating software design patterns that leads to highly stable, reusable, and cost-effective software. The basis of this new process is a topology of software patterns called knowledge maps. This book provides readers with a detailed view of the art and practice of creating meaningful knowledge maps. It demonstrates how to classify software patterns within knowledge maps according to their application rationale and nature. It provides readers with a clear methodology in the form of step-by-step guidelines, heuristics, and quality factors that simplify the process of creating knowledge maps. This book is designed to allow readers to master the basics of knowledge maps from their theoretical aspects to practical application. It begins with an overview of knowledge map concepts and moves on to knowledge map goals, capabilities, stable design patterns, development scenarios, and case studies. Each chapter of the book concludes with an open research issue, review questions, exercises, and a series of projects.

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Current English

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Current English

This new edition of Oxford's flagship single-volume dictionary brings you the results of the latest research into the real English of today. Oxford is lead partner in the British National Corpus, a massive and constantly expanding hundred-million-word database which allows dictionary editors to sample today's language - newspapers, magazines, books, advertisements, even transcripts of spoken English. With thousands of occurences ofeach common word available for instant analysis, lexicographers are able to track the latest trends in, for instance, spelling and hyphenation or disputed usages, with greater accuracy than ever before. This rolling, constantly updated `opinion poll of language' combined with Oxford's unparalleledworld reading programme (we spend more on language research than any other dictionary publisher in the world), ensures that COD9 is the up-to-date reference for today's English. Bigger and better than ever before, its new features include: * The most up-to-date spellings, with improved coverage of meaning and usage based on a computerized `snapshot' of today's language * 25% more content than the previous edition * New words, including such items as holiday village, nip and tuck, central locking, ragga, house-sit, Balti, pesto, Cajun, road-pricing, Feyman diagram, supermodel, and slaphead * New, more up-to-date pronunciation system, representing today's received pronunciation * Over 300 new boxed usage notes with guidance on good English * New, clearer etymologies * easier to use with more compounds as main entries

Collins German Dictionary

Collins German Dictionary

The Collins German Dictionary & Grammar is an up-to-date dictionary and a user-friendly grammar guide in one handy volume. Colour headwords, cultural notes, a section on translation problems and now including all the changes from the 2006 German Spelling Reform, the Collins German Dictionary & Grammar is the ideal book for intermediate learners.

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology

Over 4,000 entries of essential archaeological vocabulary provide comprehensive up-to-date coverage of theory and methods; people, artefacts and materials; sites, monuments, and legislation. The archaeology of a selection of key sites from around the world is described. Quick reference tables show the main chronological periods and traditions. - ;COMPREHENSIVE, AUTHORITATIVE, AND ACCESSIBLE. IDEAL FOR BOTH PROFESSIONAL AND AMATEUR ARCHAEOLOGISTS. With over 4,000 entries covering the essential vocabulary for everyday archaeological work in the English language, this up-to-date dictionary is the most wide-ranging and comprehensive of its kind. There is coverage of principles, theories, techniques, artefacts, materials, people, places, monuments, equipment, and descriptive terms - from amphora to ziggurat, and Beaker Culture to molluscan analysis. The dictionary focuses especially on Europe, the Old World, and the Americas, and covers legislation relating to the United Kingdom and the USA. The archaeology of a selection of key sites from around the world is also described. A quick reference section of maps and tables provides an easy way to rapidly locate information on the main chronological periods and traditions, international conventions, and stratigraphic subdivisions. Written by a leading authority, the dictionary's detailed but clear entries provide an essential reference source for students, teachers, professionals, and enthusiasts alike. -