Collins COBUILD Advanced Dictionary
The Collins COBUILD Advanced Dictionary (CCAD) from HarperCollins, first published in 1987, is a dictionary that distinguished itself by providing definitions in full sentences rather than excerpted phrases. Example sentences are given for almost every meaning of every word, drawn from a large corpus of actual usage.
Except for the 6th edition, it included phonetic transcriptions based on the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA). In some editions, a digital version on CD-ROM was included with the dictionary in book form.
The CCAD seems to skimp on American English, but there is its equivalent titled Collins COBUILD Advanced Dictionary of American English.
- Szynalski, Tomasz P. (1987). "Review of the Collins COBUILD Advanced Learner's English Dictionary". Antimoon.com. Retrieved 1 February 2011.
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When the first COBUILD dictionary was published in 1987 ...