This edition has been published with the aim of giving the user up-to-date coverage. Over 1000 entries have been updated to reflect recent political change. In general language too, this edition includes many words established since 1991.
Since the new edition of "Collins English Dictionary" (CED) two-and-a-half years ago, major revolutions have struck the countries we knew as the USSR, Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia; new states, such as Eritrea have arisen; heads of state have come and gone. This edition has therefore been published with the aim of giving the user the latest encyclopaedic coverage. Over 1000 entries have been updated to reflect recent political change. In general language too, this edition includes many new words established since 1991: new terms from the media like "ethnic cleansing" and "Euro-sceptic" or for the media, "ratpack"; from music, "techno"; from film, "body double"; and from technology, "cache memory". The 200 special subject field areas are covered by Specialist Consultants.
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