This quick-reference dictionary for math students, teachers, engineers, and statisticians defines more than 800 terms related to algebra, geometry, analytic geometry, trigonometry, probability, statistics, logic, and calculus. It also lists and defines mathematical symbols, includes a brief table of integrals, and describes how to derive key theorems. It is filled with illustrative diagrams and equations.
Barron's Business Dictionaries are pocket-size books that define several thousand specialized terms within their subject area. They are ideal fast-reference books for business students and business managers. Terms and definitions are supplemented with enlightening diagrams, charts, and line art. This revised and expanded dictionary defines approximately 8,000 terms relating to accounting, taxation, advertising, business law, communications, transportation, computers and the Internet, insurance, international business, management, marketing, real estate, and statistics. This brand-new edition has been expanded to include more than 150 new terms specifically relating to finance and economics.
Pocket Dictionary of Finance An essential reference for busy finance professionals, the Pocket Dictionary of Finance will help you keep up-to-date with the latest terminology. Over 5,000 clear definitions of key finance terms Compiled by an international team of expert researchers and information 1 specialists Covers the fields of accounting, currency & exchange, economics, insurance, markets, regulation, risk, statistics, investments, and treasury management Abbreviations, acronyms, and jargon clearly defined Mini-essays explain more complex concepts Reflects the language of the global finance industry
The 2nd edition of the Collins COBUILD American Basic Dictionary is the ideal dictionary for elementary-level learners of American English. Up-to-date, easy-to-use and fully illustrated, the dictionary is particularly suitable for students who are studying at English-medium schools.The Collins COBUILD American Basic Dictionary covers all the essential words and phrases that students at this level need to master. The full-sentence definitions are written using simple language and the examples, taken from the 4.5-billion-word Collins Corpus, show learners how English is really used.It also includes a wide range of curriculum terms for students whose first language is not English, but who are studying other subjects at school through the medium of English.Packed full of engaging vocabulary-building features, the dictionary encourages students to learn new words and improve their fluency. The features help learners to explore the language for themselves, giving them the tools they need to decode new words and texts and to become confident learners and speakers of English.‘Spelling Partners’ show students words that are spelt the same but have different meanings; ‘Sound Partners’ show students words that sound alike but have different meanings. ‘Word World’ and ‘Picture Dictionary’ features illustrate topic-specific vocabulary and ‘Word Partners’ highlight common collocations (words that frequently appear together). Finally, ‘Word Builders’ and ‘Usage’ notes teach students how words are formed, what they mean and how to use words in the correct contexts.With hundreds of images illustrating key terms, the Collins COBUILD American Basic Dictionary is the ideal reference tool for elementary learners of American English.
Collins Pocket Business English Dictionary is the ideal reference for anybody who uses English for business. This handy, pocket-sized dictionary contains all the words and phrases you need to succeed in today's business world and to communicate with confidence in every situation. This dictionary contains up-to-date information on all the words and phrases used in international business, in both American and British English. As well as key business terms, the dictionary also contains a number of general English terms, which will enable users to communicate in all situations, whether in a business meeting or socializing with colleagues. This means that this is the only dictionary they need to carry with them. Definitions are written using simple language and are easy to understand. Examples, showing how words are used in business situations, are taken from the Collins Business Corpus. Collocations boxes show users how to build natural-sounding sentences in English. The dictionary also contains a supplement on useful phrases for business, which will ensure that users have all the language they need to communicate confidently in meetings, when negotiating and when socializing with their colleagues.
Drawing on the unique resources of the Oxford English Dictionary and offering coverage of over 6,000 slang words and expressions from the Cockney 'abaht' to the American term 'zowie', this is the most authoritative dictionary of slang from the 20th and 21st centuries. The Oxford Dictionary of Modern Slang is a fascinating and entertaining collection, packed with illustrative quotations and providing full details of origins and dates of first printed use. The text contains expressions from around the English-speaking world such as 'dork' and 'cockamamie' (North America) and 'giggle-house' and 'Jimmy Woodser' (Australia). As well as the A-Z listing of terms, the book contains a comprehensive thematic index, enabling users to home in on particular areas of interest, such as the body, food and drink, and human behaviour. Full of surprises, this is an essential read for word lovers and anyone with an interest in language.
More than 5000 legal terms clearly defined and documented with citations. Terms apply to civil procedure, commercial and contract law, criminal law, property law, and torts. A valuable quick-reference source for law students, legal professionals, and anyone who needs to understand and use legal terminology.
Twenty years in print, "The Thames & Hudson Dictionary of Graphic Design and Designers" contains around 750 entries offering detailed information on every important graphic designer, movement, agency, practice and publication from 1840 up to the present day. The dictionary gives clear and accessible definitions, from technical minutiae of typography to computer-aided design and printing. Cross-references make navigating between entries simple. The endmatter contains a handy bibliography of key texts and recommended reading, as well as a timeline that puts the most influential individuals, developments and movements in chronological order. This third edition contains over 200 new, updated or expanded entries (as well as 45 new illustrations, 22 in colour) on the latest designers, terms and influences; content that ranges from Adobe InDesign to Manga, and from Chip Kidd to Marian Bantjes. Redesigned and re-typeset throughout, the book remains an indispensable reference tool to all students and practitioners of graphic design.