Over 60，000 entries -- covering business， computer， and scientific terms; colloquial， idiomatic， and current slang expressions; and more. Updated and revised biographical and geographical database -- with 1，600 additional entries. Simple alphabetical listing for all entries -- including prefixes and suffixes， abbreviations， foreign words and phrases， and biographical and geographical names. Concise， easy-to-understand definitions -- many revised to reflect the latest research on usage and meaning. Precise and comprehensive pronunciation key -- located on inside of back cover for quick， convenient reference. Updated page design and layout -- modern， clear type appeals to the eye and makes for an easier-to-read reference tool. Complete A to Z preparation by the permanent lexicographical staff of Webster s New WorldTM Dictionary -- the word pros who prepared the acclaimed Third College Edition. The Third College Edition of Webster s New WorldTM Dictionary is the dictionary of choice for the Associated Press and United Press International wire services， as well as for the New York Times， Los Angeles Times， and hundreds of other newspapers nationwide.