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    Default Merriam Webster's Collegiate Thesaurus

    I have some questions about the usage of Merriam Webster's Collegiate Thesaurus. There are some abbreviation that I don't know what they stand for even though I have read through the explanatory note in the thesaurus.

    eg. I look for the word 'slow', I can see details shown as below. Would you explain those abbreviation highlighted in red?

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    slow adj

    1.
    syn RETARDED, backward, dim-witted, dull.....
    rel limited: ll dunch

    2
    moving, flowing, or proceeding at less than the usual....

    syn deliberate, delatory.....
    rel measured, slowish......
    idiom as slow as a swamp turtle.......
    con blitz, lightning.....
    ant fast

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    Can you correct me if I am wrong ?

    ant : means opposite meaning
    syn : means same meaning

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    Default Re: Merriam Webster's Collegiate Thesaurus

    Hi ju

    Yes, to ant and syn. Learn more here Merriam-Webster Online

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    Default Re: Merriam Webster's Collegiate Thesaurus

    Quote Originally Posted by Soup View Post
    Hi ju

    Yes, to ant and syn. Learn more here Merriam-Webster Online
    Hi Soup,

    I went through your suggested website, but they don't mention about what do the abbreviations stand for, I need to know the words that the abbreviations stand for, then I can look for its detailed defination.

    Tks / ju

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    Default Re: Merriam Webster's Collegiate Thesaurus

    Quote Originally Posted by Ju View Post
    Hi Soup,

    I went through your suggested website, but they don't mention about what do the abbreviations stand for, I need to know the words that the abbreviations stand for, then I can look for its detailed defination.

    Tks / ju
    My apologies. I gave the wrong link.

    Rel means related word.
    Con means contrasted word.

    Try Comprehensive Curriculum of Basic ... - Google Books Page 57. It describes slow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soup View Post
    My apologies. I gave the wrong link.

    Rel means related word.
    Con means contrasted word.

    Try Comprehensive Curriculum of Basic ... - Google Books Page 57. It describes slow.
    Dear Soup,

    Thank you very very much. I love this e-book very much.

    1) May I know how shall I search for e-book w/all contents shown via internet?

    2) Is it a trend that most of the books with contents are being posted online for viewing like the one you showed to me, "Comprehensive Curriculum of Basic'?

    Expecting for your reply

    Tks / ju

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    Default Re: Merriam Webster's Collegiate Thesaurus

    Hi Ju

    You're most welcome.

    1) If searching for e-books, try Google Books.

    2) e-books are becoming a trend, yes.

    All the best.

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