desk dictionary


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  • noun

Synonyms for desk dictionary

an abridged dictionary of a size convenient to hold in the hand

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The flagship volume to be turned over to Delmar, Merriam-Webster's Medical Desk Dictionary, is a comprehensive, easy-to-use medical reference, perfect for home or professional use.
In the nine different courses I regularly teach, in composition, literature, and linguistics courses alike, I emphasize the use of a desk dictionary as a curricular survival tool, especially in this current mania of standardized testing.
I knew I needed a good desk dictionary in order to prepare for the SAT and, after investing $7.
Do not use abbreviations: look up the full form of the abbreviations in the front matter of your desk dictionary.
18 /PRNewswire/ -- America's leading college-level desk dictionary, Merriam-Webster's Collegiate(R) Dictionary, Eleventh Edition, has joined forces with the world's leading software developer and content provider for mobile devices and desktop PCs, Paragon Software Group to bring premium dictionary content to iPhone users.
after forty-odd years the pendulum swung back, and we are back at apodictic statements, worthy only of a bilingual pocket or desk dictionary of the Spanish-English or Finnish-English type.
Webster's Medical Desk Dictionary, published in 1986 as the first ever written by professional dictionary editors, is now out as an update whose name reflects the company's efforts to regain brandname exclusivity -- Merriam-Webster's Medical D.
Tuesday introduced a major addition to the professional medical literature: The Merck Manual Illustrated on CD-ROM, which includes electronic versions of the 16th edition of The Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy coupled with the second edition of The Merck Manual of Geriatrics and the current edition of Merriam-Webster's Medical Desk Dictionary, along with a series of color illustrations that help illustrate various disorders and therapies.
Merriam-Webster's Medical Desk Dictionary was called "A reference masterpiece for use by health professionals, biologists, science writers and virtually all readers" by SciTech Book News.
Now, users can quickly find subjects of interest, review, save or print them, and look up unfamiliar words in Merriam-Webster's Medical Desk Dictionary as they are reading.