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American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language

Alternative Titles
AHD, AHDEL
Description
Free online version at Yahoo! Education, with over 200,000 entries featuring 10,000 new words and senses, 70,000 audio word pronunciations, 900 full-page color illustrations, language notes and word-root appendixes.
Type
E-Book(s)
Coverage
Fourth edition (2000).
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8215
Access
Open access for all usersOpen access for all users
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Oxford English Dictionary (Second Edition)

Alternative Titles
OED, 2nd Ed.; OED2; O.E.D.
OED, 2nd Ed.
O.E.D.
Description

Previous (1989) edition of the most complete and authoritative dictionary of the English language. Cites quotations demonstrating the use of each word defined to illustrate development of its usage and meaning.  (Superceded by the new, web-based, third edition of the OED, in which entries from this second edition are gradually being updated.)

Type
Dictionary
Coverage
Second edition of 1989 (updated 1996).
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8171
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

Acronyms, Initialisms, and Abbreviations Dictionary

Alternative Titles
Acronyms, Initialisms, and Abbreviations Dictionary (GVRL)
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Description

Provides definitions of a wide variety of acronyms, initialisms, abbreviations and similar contractions, translating them into their full names or meanings. Terms from subject areas such as associations, education, the Internet, medicine and others are included. 4 v.

Type
Dictionary
E-Book(s)
Coverage
43rd edition 2010
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8165
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

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