Why are dictionaries important?
Look at the four different types of dictionary below. Which dictionary do you think is the best choice when you don’t understand a new word?
A subject-specific dictionary
Your taskImagine you are completing your assignment at university and you need to find the meaning of the word ‘generic’.Look at the definition of generic in the four different types of dictionary, linked below:Which dictionary do you think is the best choice? Why? What problems might you have using these definitions in real life? This essay was created by David Ridley (2016) for educational purposes. It is licensed for re-use under Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY). This license allows others to distribute, alter and build upon a created work, even commercially, as long as the original source is credited.
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