The Encarta[registered] Essential English Dictionary is a companion to global English that fits neatly into a briefcase or college holdall. Packed in among more than 64,000 headwords, you will find innovative features to enable correct use of English: * 200 Usage Notes provide answers to common language queries * 200 Spellchecks highlight typical spelling blunders * 1,000 incorrect spellings featured as headwords and cross-referred to the correct form * 700 Synonym essays suggest alternative words The Encarta[registered] Essential English Dictionary brings full and up-to-date coverage of English to your fingertips including business and computing terms, science words, place names and biographical entries. Tables, maps, photos, line drawings and the brief histories of over 1,000 words bring alive the English language. There is also a guide to Internet research. Language is a powerful tool. Read the new pocket manual.