Terminology Dictionary

Terminology Dictionary

By Agile Tortoise

  • Category: Reference
  • Release Date: 2013-10-16
  • Current Version: 4.3.1
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 80.96 MB
  • Developer: Agile Tortoise
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 810 Ratings


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. (PRO only) - Dark theme. (PRO only) ### 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. ### CONTACT 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



  • List

    By Neotuscan2
    My list of favs is growing and my friends are amazed!!
  • Plenty of information

    By Blip Quarterly
    I like this app cause you don’t have to search pretty much anywhere else for alternative meanings, and well, pretty much anything else. Want to look up a movie title, or maybe an obscure definition that ends up being on urban dictionary (and completely not what you thought it meant, haha) then all you need is this app and add some actions to it. I do have to say that I’ve found quite a few of the more specific meanings and a lot of the example sentences a little dark. Maybe it’s just me, ha. Other than that, it’s a wonderful app to have!! I’d recommend it to anyone.
  • best yet

    By Dmanpisces
    does me wonders dman
  • 👍

    By rzahp

    By Beasybee
    Reliable, consistent, handy. Never once has it crashed, nor does it allow annoying ads. The one reason I believe it's the best dictionary App out there is because it's asscessible offline.
  • Not Accurate {read: dishonest?}

    By Teenals
    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.
  • No more ads

    By Zilver
    They removed the ads on the free version. Back to being a fantastic dictionary app
  • Sharesheet And Back

    By ARickC
    In any app highlight the word. Check for shades of meaning. Then jump Beck to your original text. Audio pronunciations... So far dead reliable...
  • Be careful. Buy pro and he’s likely to switch to subscription model

    By G77777777777777777!
    Be careful. Buy pro and he’s likely to switch to subscription model and you’ll lose your investment.
  • Still the best dictionary app!

    By April and David
    Just wish there was a better way to integrate it into iOS but that is not Agile Tortoise’s fault. Thank you for the awesome app.