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Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition (21st Century Reference)

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition (21st Century Reference)
Author: N/A
ISBN 13: 9780440242697
ISBN 10: 44024269
Edition: 3 Exp Upd
Publisher: Dell
Publication Date: 2005-06-14
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Pages: 976
List Price: $5.99

At last—a revolutionary state-of-the-art thesaurus that puts scores of synonyms at your fingertips

Revised and Expanded 3rd Edition

Combining scholarly authority with a new awareness of today’s communication demands, Roget’s 21st Century Thesaurus is the simple, reliable way to find the perfect word for your needs. It features an easy-to-use dictionary format plus a revolutionary Concept Index that arranges words by idea, thus enhancing the user’s process of association and leading to scores of additional selections. The inclusion of a wide spectrum of words and phrases with each entry—from sophisticated choices to completely new vocabulary in the language—brings users an exceptional number of alternatives to fit any variation of style and tone.

•Created by the highly respected Princeton Language Institute
•More word choices than any other thesaurus—OVER 1 MILLION WORDS!
•Concise definitions for each main entry
•A revolutionary Concept Index—arranged by idea, it mirrors the way we actually think!
•No obsolete terms—all synonyms and antonyms reflect modern usage

Library Journal

Roget's is probably as popular a name for lending authority to thesauruses as Webster's is for dictionaries. Although this new version is not the direct descendant of the original, it follows the now-popular dictionary format for its 17,000 main entries ( abandon - zoom ) and provides other innovations as well. The part of speech, very brief definition, synonyms (over 450,000), and references to an 837-term Concept Index are indicated for each entry. Words in the Concept Index are arranged under categories, e.g., actions, causes, and objects, and assist in generating alternative word choices through meaning to word searches. Antonyms are not included, but synonyms representing nonstandard usage are noted. The lexicographer-author's selections reflect contemporary usage, gender sensitivity, and recently evolved words. This current and uncomplicated thesaurus is highly recommended for all libraries.-- Stanley P. Hodge, Ball State Univ. Lib., Muncie, Ind.