The complete contents of the 1800 page AOD — the ultimate guide to contemporary Australian English, this is a major revision of the most authoritative Australian Dictionary for all Australians + sound! *** App proudly made by Australians ***
Australian Oxford Dictionary, 2nd Edition
This flagship dictionary draws on the databases of Australian English at the Australian National Dictionary Centre – including its fast-growing national corpus and its research into Australian English, as well as the resources of the incomparable Oxford English Dictionary
This book retails for A$115 (that's without sound)
▸ 170,000+ headwords, phrases and derivative forms
▸ Over 200,000 indexed entries
▸ 35,000 detailed word origins or etymologies
▸ More than 12,500 encyclopedic entries
▸ 64,000 IPA pronunciation entries
▸ Plus over 53,000 authentic Oxford sound files
▸ The encyclopedic entries are more detailed than in any comparable Australian dictionary – for example, the place-name entries not only geographically locate the place in question, but also provide information about the character of the place and its historical, economic, or political importance.
▸ Special attention given to Australian culture and history, including Aboriginal history.
▸ Detailed entries on many topics – political parties, religious organisations, historical events, mythological, fictional characters, and more
▸ Special appendices include grammar, punctuation, Australian leaders and collective nouns
This iPhone/iPod touch version also includes:
• progressive look-up for quick searching
• unique three-way cross-referencing index
• search string normalization
• wildcard pattern searches -using * ?
• spelling checking and suggestions -with Australian words
• hyperlinks on words in definitions
• "Retina Display" support
• "Fast App-Switching" (Multitasking)
• support for an external thesaurus and alternate dictionaries (if installed)
• round-trip lookup from third-party apps *
• automatic search history function
• bookmark with folders and notes facility
• complete front matter and appendices
• no internet connect is required
(sound files can be downloaded and installed locally)
The Australian Oxford Dictionary is edited by Australia's most influential lexicographer, Dr Bruce Moore. As in all his Oxford dictionaries, Dr Moore is attuned to new currents in Australian language and usage. He includes a full range of neologisms, especially the protean language of younger Australians and of computing and electronic communication. This is not just a dictionary for scholars and pedants. It reveals our changing language in up-to-date and entertaining ways, and it will be an essential reference for the new millennium.
This application is distributed with the written permission of Diotek and Oxford University Press.
The Australian Oxford Dictionary is much more than some collection of antipodean colloquialisms, but is a learned study of the wider sphere of the English language.
Enfour is proudly owned and operated by Australians based in Tokyo. We have been supplying dictionaries and language solutions internationally for nearly 20 years.
Australian Oxford Dictionary (AOD) © Oxford University Press 2004
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Ratings and Reviews
The second severe bug in less than a year. DISAPPOINTING.
After having lost all my bookmarks some months ago after an update, now I'm plagued by a notification which says "Continue". It appears every few minutes and it's related to the audio file download. When I acces the screen where you download the audio file, it does not allow me to resume the download (or to abort it, in case it's running: this is not clear, because there is no progress bar and no information about it) so the notifications just keep coming. This app is disappointing.
Good value for language and linguistics students
Despite the price at the high end for apps, this is really good value considering what someone would pay for the book. With an Australian edition there's no confusion about Am and Br spellings and meanings, and the appendices are very handy - 'English in electronic communication' is a highlight with not only an essay but popular acronyms and emoticons. Definitions are well set out and thorough, it also has derivatives and word origins. It's professionally written to a high standard - I'll be recommending this to my native English speaking students as a highly portable, easily searched, high quality, yet value for money dictionary. A must have for Australian students.
Large file short on content, out of date
This is at least the second time where we have downloaded the entire massive 220Meg word database without any content updates. The latest words that are included in the official Oxford dictionary such as "tweet", "muggle" or "cyberbullying" are still missing from this digital dictionary. 2004 seems to be the last update.
No updates to the political section, which still has John Howard as the Prime minister of Australia 1996-, George Bush as the current US president, Tony Blair running the UK etc.
This is not a cheap dictionary and for the money and from people who lay claims to the Oxford name you should expect better.
This offering remains a weak effort and brings shame to Oxford.
There are free/cheaper dictionaries that hold equivalent content to this dictionary.
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- 109 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
English, Arabic, Bosnian, Catalan, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Kurdish, Lithuanian, Malay, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Vietnamese
- Age Rating
- Rated 9+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humour
- © Enfour, Inc. 2009-2018 / Oxford University Press 2004
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.