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The Longman Study Dictionary of American English is an invaluable resource for low-intermediate learners. The dictionary accelerates vocabulary development by highlighting academic vocabulary and content-area vocabulary
across subject areas.

With the Longman Study Dictionary of American English, students will understand more and achieve more!


  • Clear, carefully graded definitions of 24,000 words and phrases.
  • 19,000 examples show words in context.
  • Entries from the Academic Word List are highlighted to help students understand academic texts.
  • Word Family Boxes show academic words with the same root.
  • Thesaurus Boxes explain words with similar meanings, enriching students’ speech and writing.
  • Workbook lessons on best dictionary practices are included.
  •  Content-specific words from a variety of subject areas prepare learners for academic coursework.

 Subjects include:

  • Biology
  • Languages and Literature
  • Chemistry
  • Math
  • History, Politics, and Social Science
  • Music
  • Physics
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