The Macquarie Concise Dictionary, like its parent dictionary, continues to adapt to reflect Australian English. It is both international and uniquely Australian, making it the standard dictionary for all Australians. The richness of Macquarie distilled into a compact format, the Concise meets the needs of the general reader in a book which is accessible, portable and easy-to-use.
The Seventh Edition features:
- Hundreds of new words and definitions such as:
- Bechdel test
- Lane filtering
- Words relating to technology, the internet and social media, such as:
- Big data
- Digital tattoo
- Smart buoy
- Words and phrases from regional Australia, such as:
- Early minute
- Mufti day
- Stobie pole
- Illustrative phrases which clearly show how a word is used in context
- Extensive usage notes
The Macquarie Dictionary was first published in print in 1981 and has been online since 2003. It contains the complete record of English as it is used in Australia, and is nationally and internationally regarded as the standard reference on Australian English.
The Macquarie Dictionary -- Australia's national dictionary.