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Synonyms for desk dictionary

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

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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.
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.
The American Heritage Electronic Dictionary (AHED) is the online version of a popular print and PC software desk dictionary.
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.
In a July 1992 article, the Merriam-Webster CD was rated higher than the electronic versions of the Funk and Wagnal Standard Desk Dictionary and The American Heritage Electronic Dictionary.