Collins COBUILD Advanced Dictionary

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Collins COBUILD Advanced Dictionary
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ISBN 0-00-715799-1

The Collins COBUILD Advanced Dictionary[1] (CCAD) from HarperCollins, first published in 1987,[2] 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.


  1. ^ Szynalski, Tomasz P. (1987). "Review of the Collins COBUILD Advanced Learner's English Dictionary". Retrieved 1 February 2011.
  2. ^ "Welcome to the Collins English Language Teaching Blog". Collins. Retrieved 15 February 2017. When the first COBUILD dictionary was published in 1987 ...

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