The second edition of the Macmillan English Dictionary contains a wealth of new material, while building on the innovative features that won it two prestigious awards. The most frequently used 7,500 words in English - the ideal vocabulary size for an advanced learner - are printed in red, graded with stars, and explained with extra detail about how to use them. The Macmillan English Dictionary is specially deisgned to help learners to understand English, use English, and be more aware of how English works.
The many features include: Menus to take students straight to the right meaning Coverage of subject-specific vocabulary, World English and encyclopaedic information Clear definitions, using the most common words Detailed information about the 7,500 most frequent words, identified by their red headwords Collocation boxes Vocabulary-building sections Metaphor boxes Usage notes on style, grammar and varieties of English Language Awareness pages on idioms, pragmatics, word formation and much, much more The second edition includes: Hundreds of new words (satnav, greenwash, carbon trading, adspend, crystal meth, cyberlaw, geoeconomics) Many more collocations, synonyms and antonyms Extra clearly labelled subject-specific vocabulary (equity capital, faultline, heritage language, link rot, culture medium, data compression) Multi-page vocabulary building sections on the themes of movement, communication and emotions A complete package of unique, carefully researched materials based on a detailed analysis of learners' own writing.
Full-page writing sections and 'Get it right' boxes help students to become more confident writers in academic and professional situations. This material has been created following a two-year collaboration with the Centre for English Corpus Linguistics, led by Professor Sylviane Granger, at the Universite catholique de Louvain in Belgium.