This is a major new edition of the 'Little Oxford English Dictionary,' offering the most accurate and up-to-date coverage of essential, everyday vocabulary. Based on evidence from the Oxford English Corpus, a unique databank with hundreds of millions of words of English, it provides a fresh selection of 90,000 words, phrases, and definitions. Definitions are given in a clear, simple style, avoiding technical language, and are easier to understand than ever before, and there are hundreds of notes on spelling and grammar to help you get it right. A brand-new Factfinder centre section gives easy access to information on topics such as countries and their capitals, kings and queens, and weights and measures, as well as help with spelling and punctuation. A new, clear design makes the Little Oxford English Dictionary easy to use, and ideal for use at school, at home, and in the office.