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Reference Books

Parent Category: Books and Literature
This category is for questions and answers about reference books. This includes dictionaries, encyclopedias, atlases, and almanacs.
The World Factbook is a reference resource produced by the Central  Intelligence Agency of the United States with almanac-style  information about the countries of the world.
== Answer ==   I have no idea. However, it is in the Wikipedia free on-line encyclopedia which states, A porcelator is a little hole in the sink that drains out the water before they overflow.   Good question!! I learned something new today!!     Answer   Perhaps it's a coined word...
It is a book listing, in alphabetical order, all the words of a language, and giving their meanings
  Benjamin Franklin
Although looking up synonyms for a word will give you similarities in meaning, rarely does a synonym convey the meaning you're originally trying to express. The different lies in connotations, which are the unspoken, socially agreed upon meaning that you won't find in the dictionary (where you'll...
Encyclopedias in print are quite expensive. And it may be adisadvantage that you are not allowed to check them out of thelibrary. And sometimes they are out of date because the librarycan't afford to replace them.
  World Book has been owned and published by various companies since it first premiered in the early 20th century. The World Book official website has a history of publishers, companies, etc. Visit the Related Link.
They read the table of contents
An atlas is a book of maps. It is used to find many places in the  world.
There are 315 misspelled entries in the 1996 Websters Dictonary.
  www.oed.com - you'll either have to subscribe, or a lot of universities etc. have access via an Athens password.
An almanac keeps imprtant dates.
The main structural component of a dictionary is macrostructure.
=== ANSWER: ===   Encyclopedias were revised every few years to make them as up to date as possible. Each time it was revised, it became a new edition. If it was the fourth revision, it would be called the fourth edition.
Why did benjamin franklin love the idea of an almanac?
The Encyclopedia Brown books were written by Donald J. Sobol.
What words have been added to the English dictionary in 2009 or 2010
Depending on what the publication information is for your set of 1917 encyclopedias, and what condition each book is in, your set could be worthless or worth thousands. To find out what your encyclopedia set is exactly worth, you will need to have an antique appraiser examine the set so that you...
an almanac is an reference use to tell dates, month, full moon etc.
Main city library, bookshops, eBay.
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An almanac usually gives facts in table and article form about weather, sports, government, and more. An encyclopedia usually just has articles and a more diverse area of subject. An almanac gives more straight on facts, not big articles written on them like encyclopedias. The only real similarity...
It was written under Qin Shi Huangdi's (chin- shy- hwang-die) rule in ancient China's Qin (chin) Dynasty.
That was the original name of the company. It has been sold several times, and the current owner is Pearson. The current company's name is Pearson Scott Foresman, and the division currently publishes elementary textbooks (PreSchool-6th Grade)
Yes.... intervAl intervIew A comes before I, in the alphabet
It depends which letter of the encyclopedia you have. We can reasonably assume the the "E" volume has considerably more entries than the "X" volume. And therefore more words.
Noah Webster (October 16, 1758 - May 28, 1843) was an American lexicographer, textbook author, spelling reformer, word enthusiast, and editor. He has been called the "Father of American Scholarship and Education." His "Blue-Backed Speller" books were used to teach spelling and reading to five...
The encyclopedia is important because it gives us good information....(;
Poor Alfred's Almanac was a feature of Mad Magazine in the 1950's and 1960's and was a parody of Poor Richard's Almanack first published by Benjamin Franklin in 1732 under the pen name Richard Saunders.Alfred E. Neuman was the fictitious and mischievous poster boy for Mad Magazine, therefore the...
Antonyms are words that mean the opposite of that word in the dictionary and synonyms are different words that have a similar meaning.
don't know but it is a book published by the government Another answer: While the government publishes several almanacs, private companies publish others. The type of information that can be found depends on the almanac. One government almanac is the ephemeris which tells where the moon and...
A dictionary( from diction, or "the use of words") is a list of words and their definitions. An encyclopedia ( from the Greek for " general education" ) is a collection of articles about people, places and things. Some dictionaries may be encyclopedic, but encyclopedias generally leave mere...
Ben Franklin, under the pseudonym "Richard Saunders".
Well done is better than well said. The use of money is all the advantage there is of having money.Wish not so much to live long, but to live well.
There are many great resources for free ebooks online.
I want to know the theme and conflict...... Thank you !!
Different publishers and different versions have different totals. Answer: The Oxford Unabridged English Dictionary (the largest English-language dictionary) contains some 290,000 entries with some 616,500 word forms.
The word comes from the Greek via Latin, first applied to maps from depictions of Atlas supporting the heavens in the 16th Century collection of maps...so, yes Yes. Atlas was the name of a giant in old Greek Stories who carried the world on his shoulders. Long ago, the giant's picture was often...
You could have one book for every letter.
Un dictionnaire anglais-français
A dictionary that has not been reduced in size by omissions of terms or definitions. The most comprehensive edition.
The dictionary is a main resource that a person could use in order  to look up a particular word that needs to be spelled. If a  dictionary is not available, then the word could be possibly be  found in a thesaurus.
Born 16th October 1758
Not necessarily, a broad distinction should be made between general and specializes dictionaries. General dictionaries will quote the key to pronunciation, the languages referred to in derivation and, abbreviations used. For more specific information, a more specialized publication should be sourced...
Dictionaries can tell you:how to pronounce a wordhow to spell a wordthe definition of a wordwhere and when the word originatedthe syllables in a wordsynonyms and antonyms for a wordDictionaries are often very heavy. They are great for pressing flowers, or uncurling/straightening out paper.
Tennessee Williams was a playwright; he wrote "The Glass Menagerie" (1944), "A Streetcar Named Desire," "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof," "Orpheus Descending," and "Sweet Bird of Youth." To analyze his contribution, research would need to be done about his contributions in general or one of the contributions...
You would be misunderstood if you did. A ledger is used in bookkeeping in which business transactions are recorded. A dictionary is a compilation of words and their meanings in alphabetical order
Malaysia is the nearest country to Singapore, less than 1 km away from the small island city-state.
A dictionary can help you by telling you the definitions of the word you are looking for, a sentence with the word in it, the pronunciation of the word, and the correct spelling of the word. Also a dictionary will tell something about the grammar of the word eg verb, noun, adjective (comparative /...
"A lot" is not in the dictionary, though each word is in the dictionary separately.
Ben Franklin wrote Poor Richard's Almanac.
Alot is a misspelling of a lot. It is not in the dictionary. The correct spelling "a lot" is in the dictionary. So is the verb "allot."
Hard to say.  Ordinarily, an old set of encyclopedias...unless it's REALLY old...is not especially valuable.The 1959 Encyclopedia Britannica has one special thing going for it that other old encyclopedias don't.  As soon as the Russians sent Sputnik into orbit in 1957, both the U.S. and...
In 1604, Rober Cawdrey wrote "A Table Alphabeticall" which is considered to be the first English dictionary.
The word llomew is not in my English dictionary but its anagram, mellow, is in the dictionary.
It is most useful to help spelling. It provides a list of words and often a wide range of examples as in how the different words are used. A good dictionary provide us with information we need in order to spell and use correct grammar regarding each different word.Most people would use a dictionary...
  There is a new dictionary called KirzeN (http:/kirzen.com), which I really like. It has English definitions, translations is about 30-40 languages and you can also edit the content through a so called "Workshop". Another interesting feature is that you can upload stuff to words. For example,...
No pwn is a misspelling of the word own therefore no it is not.
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An atlas is a book mostly used by students. The atlas has information about everywhere in the world, such as continents to countries. Countries to states. And states to cities. =)
  The Scot James Murray (1837-1915)
Not sure if this will help; perhaps you have done it already. In any case, turning the machine on does not necessarily activate the keyboard. Switching the keyboard on is accomplished by a toggle switch on the right hand side of the machine's front. The switch is labeled KB ON/KB OFF. If the switch...
how much is Funk and Wagnalls concise standard dictionary peirce  school edition 1914 worth
it tells you the meaning of the word but in our days we just use the computer   -----------   Because they help you to spell the word "dictionaries"!
  www.rhymezone.com is a great place to look up rhyming words.
No. A shortened version is called an abridged version.
Noah Webster published the first dictionary in 1828
Because this website is stupid! It annoys me and doesnt give me any info! Go on yahooanswers! Its better coz it gives u info! lol! jk! I luv this sight but i try to ask 'what starts wars' and it come up with dictionary defenitions for the wrod start! how random is that! someone fix this error please...