Advanced learner's dictionary


Advanced learner's dictionary

The advanced learner's dictionary is the most common type of monolingual learner's dictionary, that is, a dictionary written for someone who is learning a foreign language and who has a proficiency level of B2 or above according to the Common European Framework. It differs from a bilingual or translation dictionary, on the one hand, and a standard dictionary written for native speakers or linguistic scholars, on the other.

Although advanced learner's dictionaries have been produced for learners of several languages (including Chinese, Dutch, German, and Spanish) the majority are written for learners of English.

The best-known advanced learner's dictionaries are:

  • Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary, first published in 1948
  • Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English, first published in 1978
  • Collins Cobuild English Dictionary, first published in 1987
  • Cambridge International Dictionary of English, first published in 1995
  • Macmillan English Dictionary for Advanced Learners, first published in 2002
  • Merriam-Webster Advanced Learner's English Dictionary, first published in 2008

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