Shogakukan Progressive Business English Dictionary is a practical and extensive English-Japanese dictionary that covers essential business terms. Aside from approximately 30,000 headword entries, it includes 15,000 full-sentence usage examples, a “summary guide” on each primary entry group, “collocations” showing the actual usage of terms, “remarks” on specified word and phrase usages and much more.
In order for the user to make accurate use of the contents for clear business communication, the dictionary offers additional commentaries in the primary entry sections of business terms, such as basic concepts, different usages between similar terms and what to be aware of in practical use. The dictionary also focuses on how to make best use of business terms by including frequently used collocations (common sequences of words) and many example sentences featuring common phrases in actual business situations.
JapanKnowledge online version makes the contents of the published version more user-friendly, utilizing various features such as color coding of headwords, idioms, phrases, and derivatives. In addition, specific marks are assigned to labels such as the word usage, what to be aware of, and the etymology of words. Text field boxes are also used to show collocation and comment columns. With the Japanese search keys installed, a Japanese word search is also possible in addition to the English word search.
Furthermore, dictionary data that undergo rapid change, such as corporate names and trademarks, are updated yearly in order to reflect the latest information at all times.
|Publication date||October 1, 2009|
|Number of volumes||One volume|
|Book price||Base price: ¥3,800 + tax|
|Release date||December 1, 2016|
|Number of entries||43,500 entries*
*Entries from the printed edition, with idioms and derivatives searchable on JK, combine for a total of 13,000.
|Number of characters||3,641,000 characters|
|Frequency of update||―|