A grand job of collaboration, as some 350 specialists in their fields have contributed to the making of this new ""college dictionary""- a dictionary which in the fullness of definition, takes the place in many instances of an encyclopedia. 132,000 words, many of them modern additions to the ""American language"", many not ordinarily found in the context of a dictionary; accurate, informative, interesting world definitions and analysis, with roots and origins indicated; pronunciation, clearly presented (though perhaps not quite so simply as in Funk & Wagnalls ""emphatype edition"" of their New College Standard Dictionary). The type is extraordinarily clear,- bold type used for the words, and lighter face for the definitions. Repetition throughout of footnotes giving key to sounds of vowels obviates the necessity of constant reference to the charts on the and papers. An appendix contains such things as signs and symbols, given names -- but the old-fashioned separation of geographical names etc. is made unnecessary by the inclusion of such names in their proper place in the dictionary. Introductory sections are enlightening as to the procedure which went into the making of this dictionary....It would take a more expert lexicographer than I am to chart the differences between this and the excellent (and relatively new) Funk & Wagnalls' mentioned above.