Based on the full Macquarie Dictionary, which is in its sixth edition, the Compact is completely up-to-date. In a convenient format, it features: * more than 50,000 words and phrases * more than 75,000 definitions * up-to-date items * clear pronunciations * idiomatic phrases.
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. www.macquariedictionary.com.au