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PE1600 - PE9999 : English Language Abbreviations

Total of 30 Records
 
Title: Acronym Finder

Provider: Acronym Finder

Subject Heading/s: Acronyms; Abbreviations, English.

LC Class: PE2839

Reference Category: Dictionaries

Description: This title appears to have a wider than the stated scope of "more than 169,000 abbreviations and acronyms about computers, technology, telecommunications, and military."


Title: Acronym Finder

Provider: Acronym Finder

Subject Heading/s: Acronyms; Abbreviations, English.

LC Class: PE2839

Reference Category: Dictionaries

Description: This title appears to have a wider than the stated scope of "more than 169,000 abbreviations and acronyms about computers, technology, telecommunications, and military."


Title: Acronyms and Abbreviations

Provider: Freie Universität Berlin Institut für Chemie

Subject Heading/s: Acronyms; Abbreviations, English.

LC Class: PE2839

Reference Category: Dictionaries

Description: "Note: The special data base of abbreviations of chemical compound names has been incorporated into the acronym database. Disclaimer: The acronym data base was compiled from various sources. Although most of the entries are correct, some of them may be erroneous or garbage. The data base, consisting of more than 12.000 acronyms, is not "complete", of course. There is a bias towards acronyms used in chemistry or spectroscopy."


Title: Acronyms and Abbreviations

Provider: Freie Universität Berlin Institut für Chemie

Subject Heading/s: Acronyms; Abbreviations, English.

LC Class: PE2839

Reference Category: Dictionaries

Description: "Note: The special data base of abbreviations of chemical compound names has been incorporated into the acronym database. Disclaimer: The acronym data base was compiled from various sources. Although most of the entries are correct, some of them may be erroneous or garbage. The data base, consisting of more than 12.000 acronyms, is not "complete", of course. There is a bias towards acronyms used in chemistry or spectroscopy."


Title: American Heritage Dictionary

Provider: Bartleby.com

Subject Heading/s: English language.

LC Class: PE1620

Reference Category: Dictionaries

Description: The 4th Edition (2000) of this unabridged dictionary has over 2,000 pages and 90,000 entries featuring 10,000 new words and senses, 70,000 audio word pronunciations, 900 full-page color illustrations, language notes and word-root appendixes.


Title: American Heritage Dictionary

Provider: Bartleby.com

Subject Heading/s: English language.

LC Class: PE1620

Reference Category: Dictionaries

Description: The 4th Edition (2000) of this unabridged dictionary has over 2,000 pages and 90,000 entries featuring 10,000 new words and senses, 70,000 audio word pronunciations, 900 full-page color illustrations, language notes and word-root appendixes.


Title: American Language

Provider: Bartleby.com

Subject Heading/s: English language--United States.

LC Class: PE2801

Reference Category: Histories

Description: "This classic was written to clarify the discrepancies between British and American English and to define the distinguishing characteristics of American English. [H. L.] Mencken's groundbreaking study was undoubtedly the most scientific linguistic work on the American language to date and continues to serve as a definitive resource in the field."

The American Language: An Inquiry into the Development of English in the United States by H.L. Mencken. 2nd ed., revised and enlarged. NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 1921; NY: Bartleby.com, 2000


Title: American Language

Provider: Bartleby.com

Subject Heading/s: English language--United States.

LC Class: PE2801

Reference Category: Histories

Description: "This classic was written to clarify the discrepancies between British and American English and to define the distinguishing characteristics of American English. [H. L.] Mencken's groundbreaking study was undoubtedly the most scientific linguistic work on the American language to date and continues to serve as a definitive resource in the field."

The American Language: An Inquiry into the Development of English in the United States by H.L. Mencken. 2nd ed., revised and enlarged. NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 1921; NY: Bartleby.com, 2000


Title: Cambridge Dictionary of American English

Provider: Cambridge University Press.com

Subject Heading/s: Americanisms--Dictionaries; English language--United States.

LC Class: PE2801

Reference Category: Dictionaries

Description: Provides pronunciation, parts of speech, and examples of use.


Title: Cambridge Dictionary of American English

Provider: Cambridge University Press.com

Subject Heading/s: Americanisms--Dictionaries; English language--United States.

LC Class: PE2801

Reference Category: Dictionaries

Description: Provides pronunciation, parts of speech, and examples of use.


Title: Collaborative International Dictionary of English

Provider: ibiblio

Subject Heading/s: English language.

LC Class: PE1620

Reference Category: Dictionaries

Description: " This dictionary was derived from the Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary Version published 1913 by the C. & G. Merriam Co. Springfield, Mass. Under the direction of Noah Porter, D.D., LL.D.

and from WordNet, a semantic network created by the Cognitive Science Department of Princeton University under the direction of Prof. George Miller

and is being updated and supplemented by an open coalition of volunteer collaborators from around the world."


Title: Collaborative International Dictionary of English

Provider: ibiblio

Subject Heading/s: English language.

LC Class: PE1620

Reference Category: Dictionaries

Description: " This dictionary was derived from the Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary Version published 1913 by the C. & G. Merriam Co. Springfield, Mass. Under the direction of Noah Porter, D.D., LL.D.

and from WordNet, a semantic network created by the Cognitive Science Department of Princeton University under the direction of Prof. George Miller

and is being updated and supplemented by an open coalition of volunteer collaborators from around the world."


Title: Collective Nouns

Provider: Phillip Miller Eberz

Subject Heading/s: English language--Collective nouns.

LC Class: PE1689

Reference Category: Dictionaries

Description: An alphabetical list of collective nouns. Use the "Find" function on your browser to select the items being collected. A bibliography of sources for many terms is included.


Title: Collective Nouns

Provider: Phillip Miller Eberz

Subject Heading/s: English language--Collective nouns.

LC Class: PE1689

Reference Category: Dictionaries

Description: An alphabetical list of collective nouns. Use the "Find" function on your browser to select the items being collected. A bibliography of sources for many terms is included.


Title: Collective Terms for Animals

Provider: AskOxford

Subject Heading/s: English language--Collective nouns.

LC Class: PE1689

Reference Category: Dictionaries

Description: "In this section is a pretty comprehensive list of collective terms for animals. Many will be familiar but others will be unheard of, deriving from 15th century witticisms or literary imagination, and some are simply archaic or erroneous. There are also some terms for pairs of animals and groups of three animals."


Title: Collective Terms for Animals

Provider: AskOxford

Subject Heading/s: English language--Collective nouns.

LC Class: PE1689

Reference Category: Dictionaries

Description: "In this section is a pretty comprehensive list of collective terms for animals. Many will be familiar but others will be unheard of, deriving from 15th century witticisms or literary imagination, and some are simply archaic or erroneous. There are also some terms for pairs of animals and groups of three animals."


Title: Dictionary of Slang

Provider: Dictionary of Slang

Subject Heading/s: English language--Slang.

LC Class: PE2846

Reference Category: Dictionaries

Description: "'A Dictionary of Slang' is a reference guide to the many slang expressions heard in the United Kingdom. This of course encompasses many words and phrases that originate from outside the UK and in such cases, if known, the country of origin is indicated. Dates supplied will usually only approximate the first written use of the term; slang is generally in verbal use before its first documentation."


Title: Dictionary of Slang

Provider: Dictionary of Slang

Subject Heading/s: English language--Slang.

LC Class: PE2846

Reference Category: Dictionaries

Description: "'A Dictionary of Slang' is a reference guide to the many slang expressions heard in the United Kingdom. This of course encompasses many words and phrases that originate from outside the UK and in such cases, if known, the country of origin is indicated. Dates supplied will usually only approximate the first written use of the term; slang is generally in verbal use before its first documentation."


Title: Dictionary of the Scots Language?(DSL)

Provider: Arts and Humanities Research Board

Subject Heading/s: English philology and language--Linguistic geography. Dialects, etc.--Dialects of Scotland.

LC Class: PE2101

Reference Category: Dictionaries

Description: "The Dictionary of the Scots Language(DSL) comprises electronic editions of the two major historical dictionaries of the Scots language: the Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue (DOST) and the Scottish National Dictionary (SND). DOST contains information about Scots words in use from the twelfth to the end of the seventeenth centuries (Older Scots); and SND contains information about Scots words in use from the eighteenth century to the present day (modern Scots). "


Title: Dictionary of the Scots Language?(DSL)

Provider: Arts and Humanities Research Board

Subject Heading/s: English philology and language--Linguistic geography. Dialects, etc.--Dialects of Scotland.

LC Class: PE2101

Reference Category: Dictionaries

Description: "The Dictionary of the Scots Language(DSL) comprises electronic editions of the two major historical dictionaries of the Scots language: the Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue (DOST) and the Scottish National Dictionary (SND). DOST contains information about Scots words in use from the twelfth to the end of the seventeenth centuries (Older Scots); and SND contains information about Scots words in use from the eighteenth century to the present day (modern Scots). "


Title: Encarta World English Dictionary

Provider: MSN

Subject Heading/s: English language.

LC Class: PE1620

Reference Category: Dictionaries

Description: Word definitions, origins, and pronunciations (including sound recordings), with links to the Encarta Encyclopedia.


Title: Encarta World English Dictionary

Provider: MSN

Subject Heading/s: English language.

LC Class: PE1620

Reference Category: Dictionaries

Description: Word definitions, origins, and pronunciations (including sound recordings), with links to the Encarta Encyclopedia.


Title: Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary

Provider: Merriam-Webster

Subject Heading/s: English language.

LC Class: PE1620

Reference Category: Dictionaries

Description: Based on the Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary, 10th Edition (2000), including the Abbreviations, Foreign Words and Phrases, Biographical Names, and Geographical Names sections.


Title: Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary

Provider: Merriam-Webster

Subject Heading/s: English language.

LC Class: PE1620

Reference Category: Dictionaries

Description: Based on the Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary, 10th Edition (2000), including the Abbreviations, Foreign Words and Phrases, Biographical Names, and Geographical Names sections.


Title: Newbury House OnlineDictionary

Provider: Heinle & Heinle

Subject Heading/s: English language.

LC Class: PE1620

Reference Category: Dictionaries

Description: "If you want to see this word or phrase used in a sample sentence, click the "entire entry" box and click 'begin search.'

This online dictionary contains over 40,000 entries and is based on the best selling Newbury House Dictionary of American English. Providing simple and clear definitions, this online tool provides a wealth of sample sentences, idioms, and a wide array of cultural facts and figures."

The only entry to this work is through its search engine.


Title: Newbury House OnlineDictionary

Provider: Heinle & Heinle

Subject Heading/s: English language.

LC Class: PE1620

Reference Category: Dictionaries

Description: "If you want to see this word or phrase used in a sample sentence, click the "entire entry" box and click 'begin search.'

This online dictionary contains over 40,000 entries and is based on the best selling Newbury House Dictionary of American English. Providing simple and clear definitions, this online tool provides a wealth of sample sentences, idioms, and a wide array of cultural facts and figures."

The only entry to this work is through its search engine.


Title: WordNet

Provider: Cognitive Science Laboratory at Princeton University

Subject Heading/s: English language, Psycholinguistics.

LC Class: PE1620

Reference Category: Dictionaries

Description: "WordNet® is an online lexical reference system whose design is inspired by current psycholinguistic theories of human lexical memory. English nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs are organized into synonym sets, each representing one underlying lexical concept. Different relations link the synonym sets."


Title: WordNet

Provider: Cognitive Science Laboratory at Princeton University

Subject Heading/s: English language, Psycholinguistics.

LC Class: PE1620

Reference Category: Dictionaries

Description: "WordNet® is an online lexical reference system whose design is inspired by current psycholinguistic theories of human lexical memory. English nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs are organized into synonym sets, each representing one underlying lexical concept. Different relations link the synonym sets."


Title: Word Spy

Provider: Paul McFedries

Subject Heading/s: English language--New words.

LC Class: PE1630

Reference Category: Dictionaries

Description: "This Web site and its associated mailing list are devoted to recently coined words and phrases, old words that are being used in new ways, and existing words that have enjoyed a recent renaissance. These aren't "stunt words" or "sniglets," but new words and phrases that have appeared in newspapers, magazines, books, press releases, and Web sites."


Title: Word Spy

Provider: Paul McFedries

Subject Heading/s: English language--New words.

LC Class: PE1630

Reference Category: Dictionaries

Description: "This Web site and its associated mailing list are devoted to recently coined words and phrases, old words that are being used in new ways, and existing words that have enjoyed a recent renaissance. These aren't "stunt words" or "sniglets," but new words and phrases that have appeared in newspapers, magazines, books, press releases, and Web sites."