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Where can you find an academic dictionary?

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The Cambridge University Press publishes the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary, which has more than 2,000 entries taken from different academic disciplines. The dictionary covers common words in biology, physics, history, earth science and other fields, in addition to generic academic words from all disciplines. It is also available online.

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The print edition of the dictionary has content labels so that users can easily find the appropriate area to locate specific words. It also provides usage notes to help them avoid common mistakes made when using certain words. Word family and word choice boxes enable readers to see the relationship between a particular word and other closely related words. The Cambridge University Press advertises the dictionary as being in the range of intermediate or community college level. Website users can purchase the dictionary through the Cambridge University Press website, as of 2015.

The free online edition of the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary includes a search bar that allows users to search the dictionary for specific words. Once again, major academic disciplines such as biology, history and physics make their contributions to the vocabulary. Links to other Cambridge dictionaries are also available for students and readers who want to compare a definition in the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary with a definition in another dictionary.

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