The Eleventh Edition of America's best-selling dictionary! An attractive burgundy leather-look version featuring more than 225,000 clear and precise definitions and newly added words and meanings. Special sections include A Handbook of Style, Foreign Words and Phrases, and Biographical Names and Geographical Names. Includes an electronic version of the dictionary and a free one-year online subscription. Current copyright 2014.
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I take dictionaries seriously, utilize them on a daily basis, and have never had occasion to regret buying Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionaries. This one, like its predecessors, does not disappoint. It's well made, full of the extra details we've come to expect from M-W, and priced within reach of those of us with budget constraints.
This review is of the CD-ROM software, not the printed edition, which is the prime dictionary for editors.
I already own a copy of the printed dictionary in its current edition, so the only reason I ordered another was to get the CD-ROM and one-year on-line subscription. I tried twice (returned the first order), and the CD-ROM wouldn't install a working version of the program. It turns out that version 3.0 is what's included inside the back cover; and the present version is 4.6. And did the install include a way to update to the newest version with my "new" dictionary--no way.
I submitted a query to the help desk, and they told me to contact Innovate Software (or something like that), because they handle software support. I did so, and they informed me that I needed to purchase an up-to-date version from their website. I did that, and it installed and runs perfectly well. But this is a poor way to handle including software with a printed edition, giving...
I just purchased this dictionary. It did not come with a cd-rom but instead came with a download card which included registration number. I was able to use this card and download to my computer with no problems. I was hoping to have cd-rom so I could use on multiple computers as I am also a home-school mom.
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