This hardcover dictionary focuses on the needs of students in grades 6-8, ages 11-14, and provides advanced dictionary features to help them read, write and speak more effectively.
Revised and updated in 2016 with 200 newly added words across a variety of fields including technology, social media, science, health and popular culture.
New words include: blog, cloud computing, copernicium, derecho, fair trade, fracking, geocaching, hashtag, hot spot, mash-up, microblogging, selfie, social media, STEM, tablet and tweet.
Includes nearly 70,000 entries.
22,000 usage examples help clarify and expand understanding.
Also includes 1,000 illustrations, abundant word history paragraphs and synonym paragraphs.
A section on Biographical Names and Geographical Names is offered.
A Handbook of Style gives direction on the proper use of punctuation including how and when to use the apostrophe, colon, comma, dash, Ellipsis, exclamation point, hyphen, semicolon and more.
- Designed for student use anywhere
- Hands-on learning resource any time you need to reference a word
- Makes a great gift for new high school or college graduates