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As of , annual Yearbooks are still in production. The I. Isaac Kaufmann Funk founded the business in as I. The publication of The Literary Digest in marked a shift to publishing of general reference dictionaries and encyclopedias. Funk Editor-in-Chief. The encyclopedia was based upon Chambers's Encyclopaedia : "Especially are we indebted to the famous Chambers's Encyclopaedia With its publishers we have arranged to draw upon its stores as freely as we have found it of advantage so to do. Wilfred J.
Online Dictionary of Definitions provides useful, in context, definitions
It espoused four policies pertinent to its initial and future publications: the ordering of definitions according to current, rather than historical, usage; the appearance of etymologies at the end of definitions, rather than at the beginning; the use of one alphabetical list for all entries, rather than separate sections for geographical, biographical, mythological, or biblical terms; the use of lowercase initial letters for all entry titles except proper nouns. In addition to the present unabridged New Standard , the company publishes a line of several dictionaries, most of which are based on the Standard Dictionary of the English Language International Edition , a new work published in These spinoffs include, among others, the Comprehensive Standard International Dictionary , a reprint of the Standard with encyclopaedic matter added; and the Standard College Dictionary , an abridged version of the Standard. The Standard Encyclopedic Dictionary is a reprint of the latter with the addition of encyclopaedic matter.
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