Microsoft to publish new dictionary

Microsoft Corporation and Bloomsbury Publishing will publish the first new printed English dictionary in over thirty years this summer, with the August release of the Microsoft Encarta World English Dictionary. The dictionary, which will contain such modern terms such as "email," "Internet" and "chiphead," is the result of three years of study and research. It will feature over 400,000 references, items, definitions, and culture notes.

"Teaming up with Bloomsbury to develop Encarta World English Dictionary was a perfect fit," said Mark Young, group product manager of the Learning Business Unit at Microsoft. "Through Bloomsbury's expertise and our technology, we have been able to create a truly invaluable product that no desk or computer should be without."

The Microsoft Encarta World English Dictionary will be published August 4th in CDROM and print editions

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