Shogakukan Progressive English-Japanese Dictionary (5th Edition)


Contains a great number of new words and new meanings, with example sentences and information on collocations drawn from an English corpus. The latest edition of the trusted English-Japanese dictionary, with almost 140,000 entries.

The Progressive English-Japanese Dictionary (5th edition) continues to feature the outstanding innovations of the dictionary from its first publication in 1980. Emphasizing practicality, it has further evolved to embrace the modern internet society and diverse cultures.

The 5th edition is wide-ranging in its addition of new entries, especially terms from the fields of politics, economics, the environment, business, current affairs, and IT. The definition of a term is organized so users can understand natural connections between different meanings and developments of new meanings from the term’s basic meaning. This allows users to easily understand a word’s various meanings. The dictionary also includes a wealth of usage examples and information about common sequences of words in common sequences of words (collocations) drawn from a corpus. It also contains a rich set of phrasal verbs and idioms.

The JapanKnowledge edition of the dictionary takes advantage of the features of the published volume. The display structure is organized around each meaning of a word for ease of reading. Besides searching headwords and the full text, users can also search for idioms, derivatives, and phrases.

The JapanKnowledge edition of the Progressive English-Japanese Dictionary (5th edition) is an essential English tool for business and comprehending the latest media.

Chief editors: Seto Kenichi, Tono Yukio
Editor: Miyahata Kazunori
Editorial advisors: Yasui Minoru, Kunihiro Tetsuya, Ikegami Yoshihiko, Horiuchi Katsuaki

Contents information

Original books プログレッシブ英和中辞典 第5版
Publisher SHOGAKUKAN Inc.
Publication date February 28, 2012
Number of volumes One volume
Book price ¥3,850 (Pre-tax price ¥3,500+tax10%)
Release date April 1, 2001 (3rd Edition)
Number of entries 138,000 entries (Number of entries on JK : 117,000)
Number of characters 9,580,000 characters
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