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Oxford The Australian Primary Dictionary : 3rd Edition - Jan Lesley Wing

Oxford The Australian Primary Dictionary

3rd Edition


Published: 1st July 2001
For Ages: 5 - 12 years old
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RRP $30.95

Third edition of a dictionary for upper primary school-aged children, first published 1984. Contains 25,000 entries, including new entries reflecting curriculum documents and cultural and technological changes. Includes indication of parts of speech, multiple usages of words, and word forms to extend knowledge. Also includes notes on word origins and usage advice. The appendices identify key words used in key learning areas of the primary curriculum, such as Aboriginal words (a map of Aboriginal languages is included). An alphabet strip in the outside margin of each page assists children to find words. There is a companion volume, 'The Australian Primary Thesaurus'.


  • Over 25,000 headwords
  • Highlighted usage boxes help clarify points of confusion about some words
  • An alphabet strip on the edge of each page is tinted at the relevant letter, so it can be used as a thumb index
  • Parts of speech, plurals and derivatives written out in full to help with grammar
  • Word origins are provided for borrowings from Aboriginal languages
  • A┬ámap at the back shows the location of the 22 Aboriginal languages referred to in this dictionary
  • Other appendices include floral emblems, English terms, mathematical terms, computers and technology, Aboriginal words, human body, civics and citizenship, common prefixes, and common suffixes
  • Pronunciation given for words which may cause problems, using a simple respelling system which avoids symbols.

ISBN: 9780195514513
ISBN-10: 0195514513
Series: Oxford Primary Dictionary
Audience: Primary / High School
For Ages: 5 - 12 years old
For Grades: K - 6
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 520
Published: 1st July 2001
Publisher: Oxford University Press Australia
Dimensions (cm): 23.000 x 15.000
Weight (kg): 0.649