Compact English-English-Tamil Dictionary

ISBN : 9780199483099

V. Murugan; V. Jayadevan
1012 ページ
125 x 182 mm
  • The dictionary provides 2,000 key words that are the most important words to know in English, 1,100 synonyms and antonyms and 13,000 example sentences.
  • Words like 'google', 'microblogging', 'youth club', 'WalkmanTM', 'webcam', and many more have been taken from current usage of English.
  • The English base of the dictionary, taken from the Oxford Essential Dictionary, has been adapted for Indian readers.
  • To make the dictionary more user-friendly detailed definitions and one-word equivalents in Tamil have been included for words that needed to be explained further for example, 'calorie', 'cable', 'microchip' and 'website'.
  • Words like 'acid rain', 'call centre', and 'shopping centre' which do not have equivalent Tamil words have been explained by detailed definitions.
  • Many words such as 'computer', 'multimedia' 'software', and 'smartphone', have been written out in Tamil to show that such words have now been included in the language.
  • The Tamil translation is simple and reflects the current usage of the language.
  • A pronunciation guide using the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) is given for help in pronunciation.
  • Study pages explaining the use of preposition in context of numbers, time and date, how to write an email and a list of geographical names along with their adjective forms have been appended to help the learners in enriching their learning of English.

This dictionary contains more than 24,000 entries, related phrases, idioms, derivatives and words with irregular forms, and more than 200 illustrations. Like our other Bilingual Dictionaries, this has been specially compiled for learners of English, teachers, translators and general readers.


Edited by Dr V. Murugan, Professor and Head, Department of English, Presidency College, Chennai, and Consultant editor Dr V. Jayadevan, Professor and Head, Department of Tamil Language, 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 DictionaryA 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.