Based on the 20-volume Oxford English Dictionary, the Shorter Oxford English Dictionary contains an incredible one-third of the coverage of the Oxford English Dictionary.
-Over 600 000 words, phrases, and definitions
-80 000 quotations illustrating words in use throughout the centuries
-85 000 audio pronunciations
-100 000 etymologies
-Pattern search and spelling suggestions
-Full Text Search and Random Word
No internet connection is required, and you can use the OS X Services feature to look up selected words in most programs.
Fixed some broken sound file links. First usage dates now shown upper case for better readability.
Ratings and Reviews
Not sure why some reviewers have a low opinion of this app. As far as the comment posted in the "Not as advertised" review that the dictionary "barely cover [sic] a moducum [sic] of depth, the dictionary correctly reports "moducum" is spelled "modicum!" I have two masters degrees and currently a doctoral student; this dictionary certainly meets my needs.
Lotta words but mediocre definitions
I usually find that the Mac OS dictionary, which uses the New Oxford DIctionary of American English, provides a clearer and more concise definition of a word. These definitions usually feel old and cumbersome. Perhaps they work better for British readers, but American ones will generally be fine with the Mac dictionary. This dictionary has a lot of words, though, and audio pronunciations of words (in English accents).
Thi is a fine/dictionary app stop compaining!
Yes it is not the full OED. The app NEVER claimed to be! The title is the SHORTER Oxford English Dictionary. If you buy this dictionary and expect the OED you simply have not looked at what you are buying. The app itself is really fine and will meet the needs of almost everone.
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- Antony Lewis
- 465.7 MB
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later.
- Age Rating
- 12+ Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
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