AHD3American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 3rd Edition
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The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, third edition (AHD3), displays more than 16,000 new words and meanings and 2,800+ idioms and phrasal verbs.
For example, AHD3 stands apart from all others, says the publisher, because of its "500-Plus Usage Notes and comments - many with Usage Panel opinions - which deal not only with grammar, diction, and style but also with new usage issues of the nineties, such as gender, ethnicity, sexual Preference, and the new jargon."
The Usage Panel, a resource unique to American Heritage dictionaries for 25 years, remains a central feature of the AHD3. The 173-member jury responds to questions about disputed usages - among them matters of pronunciation - and their comments are included in many Usage Notes.