Oxford Dict. & Conc. Thes.

Oxford Dict. & Conc. Thes.

By MobiSystems, Inc.

  • Category: Reference
  • Release Date: 2013-11-23
  • Current Version: 10.0.1
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 182.11 MB
  • Developer: MobiSystems, Inc.
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 59 Ratings

Description

The Oxford Dictionary of English has been completely revised and updated to include the very latest vocabulary, with over 350,000 words, phrases, and meanings as well as 75,000 audio pronunciations of both common and rare words, dubbed in both British and American voice versions. This edition includes thousands of brand-new words and senses, as well as up-to-date encyclopedic information including words with controversial or variable pronunciations. Whether you're writing a letter, preparing a report, composing an essay, or writing creatively, the Concise Oxford Thesaurus is ideal for helping you pinpoint exactly the right word. The Thesaurus contains over 300,000 synonyms and antonyms to improve your writing or to find the word on the tip of your tongue. Other useful features include thousands of example phrases to help you select the correct word, with opposites and related terms clearly marked.  • NEW! With the addition of a convenient Home page, a sleeker and more intuitive visual layout, as well as innovations in the speed of searches you can delve right into the intricacies of English faster and easier than ever!  • NEW! Translate and learn as you speak by using Talk & Translate– A speech recognition and text-to-speech app separate from this dictionary, which you can download for Free from the App Store. Whether you’re travelling or simply want to optimize your study of English, the great synergy between the two apps will be there to help you. This is a mobile dictionary with content from Oxford University Press and advanced search and language tools that have become the staple of quality language apps from MobiSystems. SEARCH TOOLS – effortlessly find words using a clear, functional, and easy-to-use interface. The integrated search tools activate automatically the moment you start typing: * Search autocomplete helps find words quickly by displaying predictions as you type * Keyword lookup allows you to search within compound words and phrases * An automatic ‘Fuzzy filter’ to correct word spelling, as well as ‘Wild card’ ('*' or '?') to replace a letter or entire parts of a word * Camera search looks up words in the camera viewfinder and displays results LEARNING TOOLS – engaging features that help you further enhance your vocabulary: * ‘Favorites’ feature to create custom folders with lists of words from the extensive library * ‘Recent’ list to help you easily review looked-up words * ‘Word of the day’ section to help expand your vocabulary every day CONTACT US: If you have any questions, feedback or suggestions please contact us directly at support@mobisystems.com.

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  • sad but true

    1
    By Marc M100
    I would give this a five star review if the default was to actually start with the dictionary. The blank search field reads “search in dictionary”, so I type a word and it defaults to the Thesaurus. ?! I don’t turn this on to use the thesaurus very much. I need a dictionary. Also, please stop asking for a five star review. If the creators make the default the dictionary, I would give you the review you seek.
  • iOS updated and you have to buy it again

    1
    By Bill Tech
    When Apple updated to a new iOS the apps didn’t work anymore.
  • Not as user friendly as the original deluxe edition by OUP

    3
    By xgmed
    Unfortunately this app falls short of the the highly usable original Deluxe edition of OUP's dictionary and thesaurus. The original version would allow tapping and then transferring to the relevant definition for words within the text of the definition, thus facilitating endless cross-referencing. Beware of the app's (Mobisystems) demand, every so often at opening, to demand a 5 star rating.
  • Great app

    5
    By Jurcfsfchvjklbgtsdfgvkohfswrc
    Great-y great great.
  • Helpful

    4
    By Tremolux66
    My main use is to look up British and otherwise obscure words and phrases that don't appear in other dictionaries. The app overall is quite useful, but I have two complaints: 1) it always starts in "thesaurus mode" and there seems to be no way to default to dictionary lookup, and 2) it continually pesters the user for a five-star rating. (How needy, and how unprofessional.)
  • Terrible interface

    1
    By piontoto
    Why does the virtual keyboard disappear when I delete a previous word in the search box and try to type the new word I want to know about? That’s very frustrating. Good dictionary & terrible interface. What a wonderful combination it is!
  • Proven By The Test Of Time

    5
    By Arnie53
    Want the best dictionary of true English? I do. And I’ve been born, raised, and retired in New England these sixty five years. Enough said.
  • The best

    5
    By Larry Apple
    The best, most authoritative dictionary I know. I use it everyday.
  • Great, and improved UI

    5
    By Shred_till_I’m_dead
    All you expect from the OED. The only thing I can complain about is the default start on the thesaurus. In fact, I’d probably prefer to see the dico and thesaurus entries integrated into the same view. But that’s a minor consideration.
  • It just works

    5
    By CW Luikart
    Outstanding and highly usable app that just works. I do a lot of heavy academic writing at a graduate level and manuscript preparation for peer-review journal submission, and I benefit greatly from this app.

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