The standard reference of abbreviations, acronyms, appellations, contractions, geographical equivalents, initialisms, nicknames, and a host of specialized terms, many of which would otherwise be nigh-well impossible to quickly identify. This edition adds 17,100 new entries, bringing the total to some 267,000 definitions. It contains extensive addenda and covers such diverse topics as computer jargon, earthquake data, English grammar and usage, international conversions, medical terminology, wedding anniversaries, zip coding, and many others. Cleanly produced and well bound for the heavy use it will likely endure. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
Publisher: New York : Elsevier
Branch Call Number: LPLD860312134021
Characteristics: v. ;,24 cm.