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Macquarie Primary Dictionary

Macquarie Primary Dictionary

Alison Moore (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-742-46072-7

Nov 2010, Jacaranda

748 pages

Select type: Paperback

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How to use the dictionary.

How to find the word.

How to say the word.

The part of speech.

The meaning of the word.

Extra information about the word.

Words related to the headword.

The origin of the word.

Confusing words.

Words that could be used instead of the headword.

Pronunciation key.



Overused words.

Helpful hints for the spelling of tricky words.


Verb tenses.

Personal pronouns.

Irregular verbs.


Types of writing and speaking.



Map showing the Aboriginal languages referred to in this dictionary.

Some of our endangered and vulnerable mammals.

Australia’s emblems.

Prime Ministers of Australia.

Countries — people, languages, capital cities, currencies.