Canadian Oxford English Dictionary
Canadian Oxford English Dictionary


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Canadian Oxford English Dictionary1.0

29 April 2009

Canadian dictionary.


Canadian Oxford English Dictionary is the definitive Canadian dictionary, with 300,000 words, senses and definitions. Definitions, worded for ease of comprehension, are presented so that the meaning most familiar to Canadians appears first and foremost. Each of these entries is exceptionally reliable, the result of thorough research into the language and Oxford's unparalleled language resources. Five professionally trained lexicographers spent five years examining databases containing over 20 million words of Canadian text from more than 8,000 Canadian sources of an astonishing diversity. The lexicographers also examined an additional 20 million words of international sources.

Features include:

  • 190 000 distinct words, phrases and derived forms
  • 2200 uniquely Canadian words and senses
  • 350 usage notes
  • 7000 idiomatic expressions
  • 5500 biographical entries
  • over 5600 place names

The intelligent word entry suggests possible correct spellings as you type, as well as listing words that sound the same or are often confused. Search features include:

  • Alphabetical listing
  • Spelling suggestions
  • Sounds-like and often-confused
  • Fast pattern-matching search (*, ?, vowel and consonant)
  • Filter search results by noun, verb, adjective, adverbs
  • Customize search options (case, derived forms, etc)
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