Author(s): Macquarie Dictionary
This edition of the Macquarie Little Dictionary is based on the acclaimed Fifth Edition of the full Macquarie Dictionary. With over 30,000 definitions, it offers a completely up-to-date coverage of the core vocabulary of Australian English in a very handy format. Many new words and meanings have been added, reflecting the ever-changing nature of our language. A few examples are: chia, cloud computing, precycle and pocket-dial. The Macquarie Little Dictionary offers valuable usage notes on words which can cause problems for writers of Australian English. For example, there is a note pointing out the common confusion between allusion (a reference to something) and illusion (something that is not real). Notes also suggest more common words for rather formal words, and give information to clarify other usage dilemmas. For clarity and ease of access, these usage notes are highlighted with shading. Appendixes listing prefixes and suffixes are a handy addition to an essential portable language resource, the Macquarie Little Dictionary Fifth Edition.