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Mawson, C. O. Sylvester (Christopher Orlando Sylvester) 1870-1938

Overview
Works: 58 works in 370 publications in 5 languages and 6,290 library holdings
Genres: Dictionaries  Reference works  Style manuals  Handbooks and manuals  Terms and phrases  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Composer, Originator, Other
Classifications: PE1591, 423.1
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Most widely held works by C. O. Sylvester Mawson
Dictionary of foreign terms by C. O. Sylvester Mawson( Book )

47 editions published between 1934 and 1979 in English and Multiple languages and held by 1,996 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Previously published under title: Dictionary of foreign terms found in English and American writings of yesterday and today
Roget's international thesaurus by C. O. Sylvester Mawson( Book )

16 editions published between 1911 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 989 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Completely revised and brought up to date 240,000 words and phrases grouped by ideas
Roget's international thesaurus( )

in English and held by 580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roget's pocket thesaurus by Peter Mark Roget( Book )

84 editions published between 1922 and 1981 in 4 languages and held by 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains synonyms and antonyms arranged according to subject
The dictionary companion by C. O. Sylvester Mawson( Book )

9 editions published between 1932 and 1952 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roget's international thesaurus of English words and phrases; a complete book of synonyms and antonyms founded upon and embodying Roget's original work, with numerous additions and modernizations by C. O. Sylvester Mawson( Book )

18 editions published between 1911 and 1931 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A complete book of synonyms and antonyms with numerous additions and modernizations
Roget's university thesaurus by Peter Mark Roget( Book )

12 editions published between 1962 and 1981 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Preface: Roget's University Thesaurus, by means of its Index Guide and its prominent key words, combines the advantages of the dictionary plan with the masterly scheme conceived by Roget. In short, it is not an accretion but an organism, each word being related to its neighbors and each part to the whole. The dictionary is the birthplace of the synonym: almost every definition supplies an affirmative term for the word defined. The making of dictionaries thus affords a rare training for the preparation of a book of synonyms and antonyms. The Thomas Y. Crowell Company has always applied such experience in its revisions of Roget. Lexicography is not a prophetic science: it merely records the past and the present and plays an important part in the standardization of speech. It follows therefore that the dictionary and the thesaurus must constantly be kept abreast of present-day requirements. Not only is the language actually growing, but old words take on new senses, while others drift into desuetude. The scientist and the inventor are constantly adding to the linguistic store. Roget's University Thesaurus has been modernized and systematized and brought into line with the latest lexicographical science. Just as Noah Webster's epoch-making work has been merged in its vigorous descendants, so has the pioneer achievement of Roget been embodied in the University Thesaurus. The University edition offers the user (1) a greatly enlarged list of synonyms and antonyms; (2) a special grouping of comparisons and associated terms; (3) the systematization of scientific and technical terminology; (4) a regrouping of synonyms, so that each paragraph consists of words more or less related and interchangeable; (5) characterization of all obsolete, obsolescent, rare, archaic, colloquial, dialectal, and slang words, as well as all British, foreign, and special terms, as is done in the best dictionaries; (6) plural forms, in all cases of unusual difficulty; (7) numerous phrases and idioms; (8) many citations from modern authors, felicitous and keen in phrase and thought; (9) a compilation of foreign words and phrases translated into English; (10) an alphabetical list of basic synonyms; (11) a separate thesaurus of basic scientific words. The new words run well into the thousands and embrace every department of knowledge. Particular attention has been given to scientific and technical terms and the newer words of the schools and the street. The special needs of the student, the speaker, and the writer have been kept in view, and the aim has been not merely to supply a selection of synonyms but to suggest ideas and new turns of thought. The parallel arrangement of synonyms and antonyms, peculiar to Roget's scheme, adds further to the usefulness of the book and gives a completeness to every page. Books on the dictionary plan usually cover the antonyms (if they give them at all) by cross-references to other groups of synonyms in the main vocabulary. Thus, under goodness they refer to badness as an antonym. Roget gives goodness and badness side by side
Roget's international thesaurus of English words and phrases; a complete book of synonyms and antonyms, founded upon and embodying Roget's original work with numerous additions and modernizations by C. O. Sylvester Mawson( Book )

13 editions published between 1938 and 1945 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

International book of names; a dictionary of the more difficult proper names in literature, history, philosophy, religion, art, music, and other studies, together with the official form and pronunciation of the names of the present-day celebrities and places throughout the world by C. O. Sylvester Mawson( Book )

5 editions published between 1933 and 1942 in English and Japanese and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dictionary of the more difficult proper names in literature, history, philosophy, religion, art, music and other studies, together with the official form and pronunciation of the names of present-day celebrities and places throughout the world
Roget's Thesaurus of English words and phrases : arranged and classified so as to facilitate the expression of ideas and to assist literary composition by Peter Mark Roget( Book )

9 editions published between 1911 and 2015 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Doubleday, Page & co.'s geographical manual and new atlas by C. O. Sylvester Mawson( Book )

8 editions published between 1917 and 2010 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete desk book by C. O. Sylvester Mawson( Book )

5 editions published in 1939 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roget's international thesaurus by Peter Mark Roget( Book )

1 edition published in 1962 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Style-book for writers and editors by C. O. Sylvester Mawson( Book )

3 editions published between 1923 and 1926 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The standard thesaurus of English words and phrases classified and arranged so as to facilitate the expression of ideas and assist in literary composition by C. O. Sylvester Mawson( Book )

1 edition published in 1911 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roget's international thesaurus of English words and phrases : a complete book of synonyms and antonyms founded upon and embodying Roget's original work with numerous additions and modernizations by C. O. Sylvester Mawson( Book )

7 editions published between 1932 and 1937 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professional book editing by C. O. Sylvester Mawson( Book )

3 editions published in 1926 in English and Undetermined and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Mawson, C. O. Sylvester 1870-1938

Mawson, C. O. Sylwester.

Mawson, C. O. Sylwester 1870-1938

Mawson, Christopher Orlando Sylvester.

Mawson, Christopher Orlando Sylvester 1870-1938

Sylvester Mawson, C. O. 1870-1938

Sylvester Mawson, Christopher O. 1870-1938

マウソン, C. O. S

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