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Print Price: $29.95

1240 pp.
5.5" x 8.5"


Publication date:
March 2006

Imprint: OUP Canada

Paperback Oxford Canadian Dictionary

Second Edition

Edited by Katherine Barber

Based on the critically acclaimed and best-selling Canadian Oxford Dictionarym the Paperback Oxford Canadian Dictionary offers all the authority of Oxford's flagship Canadian dictionary in a handy and affordable format.

With 200,000 words, phrases, and definitions, it features over 1,800 uniquely Canadian words and senses. Definitions, worded for ease of comprehension, are presented so that the meaning most familiar to Canadians appears first. Each of these entries is exceptionally reliable, the result of thorough research into the language and Oxford's unparalleled language resources.

Designed to fulfill users' everyday reference needs, the Paperback Oxford Canadian Dictionary offers Canadians the essential vocabulary for everyday use.

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Katherine Barber has been head of Oxford University Press's Canadian Dictionary Department since 1991 and is Editor-in-Chief of both editions of the Canadian Oxford Dictionary. In 1999, she won the Canadian Booksellers Association's Libris Award for Editor of the Year.

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Special Features

  • 200,000 words, phrases, and definitions provide a comprehensive overview of English vocabulary and usage today.
  • Over 1,800 uniquely Canadian words and senses.
  • Updated with over 1,600 new words and senses.
  • Entries based on an analysis of 20 million words of Canadian text.
  • Based on the best-selling Second edition of the Canadian Oxford Dictionary.