Summary: This all-new Fourth Edition presents the very best that a college dictionary can offer. Every aspect of the dictionary has been updated and revised. The Fourth Edition bears the hallmarks that have distinguished the American Heritage name for decades: an accessible and readable defining style, helpful usage guidance, and an attractive page design with more than 2,500 photographs and drawings that enhance the definitions and invite browsing.
The Fourth Editi ...show moreon has many new computer and Internet terms along with newly coined words in science, politics, business, and the arts. It has thousands of updated definitions, especially in fast-moving areas like astronomy and immunology. Other timely changes include the addition of biographical entries for newly prominent people and the updating of U.S. towns, cities, and states with population statistics from the 2000 census.
The Fourth Edition is a multifaceted reference that has been designed as a companion for anyone wishing to explore the English language in all its dimensions.
With its breadth of coverage and easy-to-use format, The American Heritage® College Dictionary, Fourth Edition is the one reference book that every reader, writer, and student should own. ...show less