The Cambridge Dictionary of American English provides definitions for about 40,000 words and is compiled to offer what learners need most in a dictionary.With easy access, clear definitions, current vocabulary and plenty of examples this dictionary is an indispensable aid to students of EnglishKey Features • Based on a 200 million-word corpus of American English that shows which words and phrases are really used in current American English, and what people really mean when they say or write thosewords • Organized by meaning to help learners use English effectively • Guidewords to help you quickly find the exact meaning you are looking for • A 2,000-word defining vocabulary to help make definitions easy to understand • Authentic, full-sentence examples to show how words are typically used and to help learners understand and use English more accurately • Language Portraits to provide in-depth explanations of difficult grammar, vocabulary, spelling, and punctuationA SEARCH TOOLfeaturing search autocomplete to help you find words quickly by displaying predictions similar to the terms you're typing. You also get enhanced search extras including: • A quick search of words while you type. • A 'fuzzy filter' for when you are not sure of the correct spelling of a word. • A 'keyword' search for finding key words within compound words. • A wild card search function ('*' or '?') which can replace a letter or entire parts of a word. • Download dictionary definitions locally for offline word lookup.A LEARNING TOOLincluding a number of features that help you further enhance your vocabulary: • A 'Favorites' feature to create custom folders with lists of words from the extensive library, including cross-curriculum words. • History list to help you easily review looked-up words. • Discover more using the included special language notes. • See words in context with example sentences. • 'Word-of-the-day' feature with dedicated homescreen widget.