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Macquarie, July 2020
Hardcover, 1792 pages
31.6cm × 23cm × 10cm

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The Macquarie Dictionary Eighth Edition is nationally and internationally regarded as the standard reference on Australian English. An up-to-date account of our variety of English, it not only includes words and senses peculiar to Australian English, but also those common to the whole English-speaking world.

The Eighth Edition features:

  • a comprehensive record of English as it is used in Australia today

  • more than 3500 new entries such as algorithmic bias, cancel culture, deepfake, eco-anxiety, hygge, influencer, Me Too, ngangkari, single-use, social distancing

  • thousands of updated entries to reflect changing perspectives relating to the environment, politics, technology and the internet

  • illustrative phrases showing how a word is used in context

  • words and phrases from regional Australia

  • etymologies of words and phrases

  • extensive usage notes

  • foreword by Kim Scott, multi-award-winning novelist.

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