Terminology Dictionary 4+

Dictionary, Thesaurus & More

Agile Tortoise

Designed for iPad

    • 4.7 • 869 Ratings
    • Free



Terminology is a browser for the English language – part dictionary, part thesaurus and part research tool. Terminology makes it easy to explore words and phrases, diving down to more and less specific terms - accessing the web and other apps for more detail and sharing.

More than a dictionary, Terminology can be extended with custom actions to search the Internet and other reference apps – making it a great place to start all your searches.

Use the share extension to select text anywhere, in any app, and look it up in Terminology.

### Dictionary, Thesaurus & Search

- Offline U.S. English dictionary and word reference with simple clear definitions.
- Definitions, synonyms, antonyms and deeper word relations such as: more and less specific words, part, part of, members, member of, pertains to and more.
- Favorite terms.
- Word browsing history.
- Add your own notes to any term.
- Audio pronunications.
- Wildcard (?,*) searching.
- Spelling suggestions.
- Fast, reliable, iCloud (CloudKit) sync and backup of history, favorites, notes and actions.
- Term of the day.
- Alternate App icons.
- Dark theme.

### Extensible Actions

Actions provide quick links to lookup and search your terms on websites and in other apps. Ready to use actions for popular reference sites like Wikipedia, Dictionary.com, Google, IMDb, Snopes and more, or create your own with simple URL templates.

### All the Latest Technologies

- Drag and drop text into Terminology to lookup, or drag out full text definitions and related words to other apps!
- Select alternate home screen icon!
- Share extension lets you access Terminology from a text selection in any app.
- Today widget for quick access.
- Drag and drop.
- 3D Touch support.
- iPad Multitasking/Split View support.
- Spotlight and Handoff support.

### More Features

- Extensive support for URL scheme integration via x-callback-url. Visit our website for details.
- Great support for Accessibility features like VoiceOver and Dynamic Text.

### About the Dictionary

- Terminology's offline dictionary is based on the latest 3.1 version of the Princeton University WordNet project and contains U.S. English words.


We love to hear your feedback, please contact us.

Email: info@agiletortoise.com
Web: http://agiletortoise.com/terminology
Twitter/App.net: @terminologyapp
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/terminologyapp

What’s New

Version 4.7

Slight redesign of actions, now providing a menu of additional actions next to the scrolling button row to allow easier access. This menu replaces the actions previously displayed at the bottom of a term's definitions.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
869 Ratings

869 Ratings

Danilyngo ,

> search variations definition variations when you customize the web links integrated in the app!

April 16, 2021

I saw the option to review﹠felt compelled to contribute my thoughts. I installed Terminology in 2018﹠I use it throughout every day.

In all sincerity, Terminology changed my life. I learned quickly that the app could be beneficial to my work. Once I setup the customizable links, my research was leaps﹠bounds ahead of prior weeks...I finished my tasks quicker﹠was more effective overall: mostly due to the customizable link feature that’s integrated in the app —it’s basically an extremely helpful shortcut, it eliminates the need to switch between multiple apps, or between Safari﹠Terminology...everything can be searched in Terminology without constant switching between app-apps﹠app-Safari or even app-notes app, it’s all eliminated when you use Terminology’s custom web links﹠the dictionary notes that you can edit on every single word you search.

I’ve not seen any other app that even comes close to resembling Terminology, in its respective category, or even one of its features.

1) Is Terminology worthy of an install?? ━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━YES!!

Teenals ,

Not Accurate {read: dishonest?}

The definitions are not sourced from a sober reliable source like Merriam-Webster or Oxford. They come from Princeton University’s WordNet Lexical database. The words in this database are written by WordNet’s lexicographers—BIASED lexicographers perhaps. If you read definitions for words like “progressive” or “conservative” and then compare those definitions and synonyms to said sober sources, you will notice quite a difference. Dictionaries are supposed to be objective reference books and not a setting for individuals to weight the focus of a definition toward ones personal world view. That’s dishonest. Now Agile Tortoise might be basically honest programmers who, focused on the machinery of making an elegant app, did not consider the purity of their source. But as any programmer knows, garbage in, garbage out. This tool is passing through some garbage from WorldNet, which has some of ITS source from a common lexicon from New York University called COMLEX. So it is unclear where the pollution entered the system. It could have been a dishonest NYU student who put a personal touch in while working on the project, who knows. But you can see how disinformation slips in in large complicated systems where people are too busy to proctor the details. Just be forewarned to take some of these definitions with a grain of salt. This is no “American Heritage” dictionary.

Jayde J. ,

Reliable developer.

I bought this app about 2 years ago. However, I haven't used it because of lacking free storage (sadly, my phone has small memory. ), so I haven't noticed it has been changed to freemium. I was pretty shocked and sent an inquiry mail to developer.
This developer always answers pretty fast... and also the developer gave me full explanation. I was touched little bit ;)

When I buy an app, the sustainability of app is really important because some developers usually give up their app after few years. I think this developer has big responsibility on this app.
Thanks, developer and thanks for the great app. I recommend you to use it☺️

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