The Britannica Visual Dictionary incorporates more than 20,000 words and their definitions into 6,000 full-colour illustrations covering a wide variety of objects from all aspects of life. Each clear and precise definition has been prepared in cooperation with Merriam-Webster lexicographers. The result is an indispensable visual reference that goes beyond object-identification to answer questions about function, significance, and purpose. The Britannica Visual Dictionary is ideal for teachers, parents, translators, and students.

The First Visual Dictionary to Incorporate Real Dictionary Definitions

Search ideas to quickly locate words, or consult pictures to read clear, up-to-date definitions.

A Colourful and Engaging Journey through the World

View thousands of highly realistic illustrations and detailed diagrams created by skilled graphic artists.

Easy-to-Use Organization

Unlike conventional dictionaries with A to Z listings, the Britannica Visual Dictionary is organised by subject area. Full-colour pictorial images are grouped into 17 chapters outlining subjects from astronomy to sports, with more complex subjects divided into individual themes.


Volumes: 1

Pages: 960

ISBN: 978-1-59339-432-5

Copyright: 2011