English-English-Tamil Dictionary

ISBN : 9780199472239

V. Murugan; V. Jayadevan
1664 ページ
152 x 228 mm

This dictionary contains more than 50,000 entries, related phrases, idioms and more than 200 illustrations. Like our other Bilingual Dictionaries, this has been specially compiled for learners of English, teachers, translators and general readers. 

  • Words like citizen journalism, e-learning, hate crime, learning disability, newsworthy, road rage, and many more have been taken from current usage of English.
  • The English base of the dictionary, taken from the Oxford Students Dictionary (2nd Edition) has been adapted for Indian readers.
  • To make the dictionary more user-friendly detailed de?nitions and one-wordequivalents in Tamil have been included for words that needed to be explained further for example, brain drain, electromagnetic, metamorphosis and microwave.
  • Many words such as computer, microchip, multiplex and software have been written out in Tamil to show that such words have now been included in the language. 
  • Words from the current usage, including Indian English have been added. 
  • A pronunciation guide using the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) is given for help in pronunciation.
  • Helpful notes on grammar, vocabulary and writing have been provided in Tamil.
  • A separate section on Quick Grammar Reference along with a list of sufixes and prefixes translated in Tamil, have been added to the appendix for advanced learners of English.

Edited by Dr V Murugan, Presidency College, Chennai, and Consultant editor Dr V. Jayadevan, University of Madras
Dr V. Murugan, retired Professor and Head, Department of English, Presidency College, Chennai, holds a D.Litt degree in Lexicography and Translation, and is the author of 15 books including the Tamil-Tamil-Electronic Dictionary, A Dictionary of Literary and Critical Terms in Tamil, Tolkappiyam in English, Kalittokai in English and Narrinal in English. He is the editor of the English-English-Tamil Dictionary from Oxford University Press India.
Dr V. Jayadevan, retired Professor and Head, Department of Tamil Language, University of Madras, has also been Professor Emeritus, Department of Tamil Literature, and Chief Editor, Tamil Lexicon Revision Project, University of Madras. He holds a doctorate in Lexicography and has authored several dictionaries and other research publications. A former President of ASIALEX, he has also been General Secretary, Lexicographical Society of India.