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Macquarie Dictionary - Macquarie Library

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Published: 1st November 2009
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Book Description

"This fifth edition of the Macquarie, measuring a new awareness of environment and fragility, will mark a turning of the tide in our consciousness, in the span of our response, in the way we give voice to place - and place to voice." Her Excellency Ms Quentin Bryce, Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia.

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.

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4.3

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4.0

Massive book, great for uni.

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    Comments about Macquarie Dictionary:

    Use the book for uni essays. Easy to use, countless references, but very heavy. You could not carry this around with you all day.

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    5.0

    The best reference book I own

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    from adelaide

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    • Well Written

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      Comments about Macquarie Dictionary:

      This dictionary is the best reference work for Australian reference, its relevant to our culture and full of information not found anywhere else, love it, use it every week

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      4.0

      Wonderful but unwieldy

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      from Sydney

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          Comments about Macquarie Dictionary:

          Having handled this hardback Fifth Edition in a bookstore, I am reluctantly opting for the Concise edition instead as gifts for my two adult sons. I agree with a previous reviewer that two volumes would have been better than one that is so big and heavy. I would recommend this full edition as long as the buyer is prepared to wrestle with the size.

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          4.0

          Looks, feels and IS weighty, substantial

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          from Perth, Au

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            Comments about Macquarie Dictionary:

            Well, it's huge, and heavy, therefore tough to drag around in your briefcase! (I wonder how on earth the binding is secured, and hope it can survive time - will have to handle the book with some care!). Definitive however, and essential for serious writers and editors. There is good scientific content, for a general dictionary. I might have expected and appreciated some general essays on language etc, but I guess it was already too big to add anything further! Thank goodness anyway for the access to the online Macquarie that it also offers the buyer , a handy soft-copy option!

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            5.0

            When you need to know to spell or know

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            from Adelaide, AU

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              Comments about Macquarie Dictionary:

              Perfect when you need to know what something is or how to spell that difficult word; or just to learn new words!

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              4.0

              Need to be a weightlighter

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                Comments about Macquarie Dictionary:

                Great updated dictionary including software version. Only drawback to the hardcover edition is that it is large and heavy. Would have been better to have been split in two and issued as two pieces. Not nearly as easy to handle as the earlier editions.

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                ISBN: 9781876429669
                ISBN-10: 1876429666
                Audience: General
                Format: Hardcover
                Language: English
                Number Of Pages: 1952
                Published: 1st November 2009
                Country of Publication: AU
                Dimensions (cm): 31.0 x 22.4  x 8.1
                Weight (kg): 4.21
                Edition Number: 5