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Macquarie Dictionary Sixth Edition

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Macquarie Dictionary Sixth Edition

Book Information

  • ISBN: 9781876429898
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pub Date: 01/10/2013
  • Category: Language / Dictionaries
  • Imprint: Macquarie
  • Price: $99.99

Since the Macquarie Dictionary was first published in 1981, its reputation as Australia's national dictionary has gone from strength to strength. It is now nationally and internationally regarded as the standard reference on Australian English. A comprehensive and up-to-date account of our variety of English, it not only includes all those words and senses peculiar to Australian English, but also those common to the whole English-speaking world.

The Sixth Edition features:
- the complete record of English as it is used in Australia, from the colourfully colloquial to the highly technical
- thousands of new words and senses, such as apera, bladerunner, dramality, frape, yarn bombing, urban homesteading, virtual choir, mummy blog, and many more
- words relating to the environment and climate change, such as blue revolution, envirocrime, flood pulse, green tape, novel ecosystem, rock fillet, and many more
- illustrative phrases, many from Australian literature, which clearly show how a word is used in context
- words and phrases from regional Australia as chonks for "lollies" from Victoria, gent for a "maggot" from South Australia, and anchovy for "whitebait" from Tasmania
- words and phrases from other varieties of English which impinge on Australian English, as British English and American English, and English in Southeast Asia, India, and China
- extensive usage notes
- etymologies of words and phrases

Author Information

The Macquarie Dictionary was first published in print in 1981 and has been online since 2003. It contains the complete record of English as it is used in Australia, and is nationally and internationally regarded as the standard reference on Australian English.

The Macquarie Dictionary -- Australia's national dictionary.

www.macquariedictionary.com.au