Merriam-Webster Introduces New Electronic Reference Product

Posted on August 11, 1997

Network users and administrators everywhere will soon have access to language reference tools with the introduction of Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary & Thesaurus, Network Edition in August 1997. Available for Windows, Macintosh, and UNIX networks and intranets, this tool combines the full text of Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, Tenth Edition and Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Thesaurus. The CD-ROM also includes M-W Link, which allows users to access the dictionary and thesaurus from most Windows or Macintosh programs with a simple hot-key combination.

"Our new network product goes beyond a simple spell checker, allowing users to check definitions, pronunciations, word origins, synonyms, and a vast amount of other up-to-date information about words," said John Morse, Publisher of Merriam-Webster Inc. "Its 21 individual search options, including wildcards and Booleans, let users take full advantage of our dictionary and thesaurus."

The Network Edition ships on one CD-ROM that includes Windows, Windows NT, Macintosh, and UNIX versions. License packages are available for networks with 2-10, 11-25, 26-50, or 51-100 users; packages for larger networks are available on a contract basis by contacting Merriam-Webster at 800-201-5029, ext. 148. Fees are based on a one-time purchase.

Merriam-Webster Inc. acquired the rights to revise and publish Noah Webster's dictionaries in 1843. Since then, Merriam-Webster has maintained an ongoing commitment to innovation in language reference publishing. Today, the company continues as the clear leader, with electronic reference products, learning tools, and word games. For more information about the company, visit Merriam-Webster OnLine at

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