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by John Sinclair

This dictionary is the result of a major partnership between BBC English and Collins Cobuild, reflecting the spoken language as used on the BBC World Service. The dictionary includes over 60,000 references, 70,000 examples, explanations in full sentences using simple and natural English and 1000 encyclopaedic entries giving information on the countries, capital cities and political leaders in the news.
Download BBC English Dictionary: A Dictionary for the World (Collins CoBUILD) epub
ISBN: 0003705544
ISBN13: 978-0003705546
Category: Reference
Subcategory: Dictionaries & Thesauruses
Author: John Sinclair
Language: English
Publisher: Collins CoBUILD (July 16, 1992)
Pages: 1408 pages
ePUB size: 1369 kb
FB2 size: 1492 kb
Rating: 4.5
Votes: 579
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When this dictionary first came out in the early 90's, I knew about it. It was a little too expensive for me to purchase at the time. When I saw an inexpensive copy on Amazon the other day, I ordered it with my Christmas gift card. I am glad I did.

The usefulness of it has not been diminished over the years. Native speakers of English outside the UK who are interested in standard British English will find it extremely valuable. Learners of English around the world (from intermediate level and up) will also find it invaluable. I highly recommend it to any avid observer/learner of standard British English.

From the cover:

"Followers of news and current affairs broadcasts around the world will value this dictionary."
-- John Tusa, Managing Director, BBC World Service

"This new kind of dictionary features the English used by the World Service. It is ideal for anyone with a reasonable standard of English, who is interested in world affairs and in the perspectives given by people from different cultures. In short, it is a dictionary for the citizens of the world."
-- John Sinclair, Editor in Chief, Professor of Modern English Language, University of Birmingham
Very Good!!!
The BBC English Dictionary is at least the best dictionary I've ever read, but I don't think another could be any better. The definitions are so ingenious that one just cannot believe it, and the examples of how to use the word are not only very matching but often witty and ironic too. It is not political in any way - neither right- nor left-wing - but it features a very good enciclopedic appendix with all important data about countries and their leaders. Altogether an excellent book - and the best on my shelf.