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WordBook English Dictionary & Thesaurus

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  • Category: Reference
  • Released date: 09/05/2008
  • Current Version: 4.3.5
  • Seller: TranCreative Software
  • Recommended Age: 9+
  • Download Size: 20961853
  • Last Update: 07/22/2011
  • Requirements: All

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FEATURES that make WordBook stand out from other dictionary apps:

★ Professionally recorded pronunciation for every single entry

★ Word origin information (Etymologies)

★ Built-in spell checker with pop-up spelling suggestions

★ User's bookmark and note management

★ Unmatched sounds-like and wild card search and a powerful word puzzle solver

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WordBook is a comprehensive, quick and intuitive dictionary and thesaurus of the English language. It's a great combination of comprehensive contents and fast intuitive interface.

FEATURES:

* 150,000 entries with more than 220,000 definitions, 70,000 usage samples

* 23,000 root word origins (etymologies)

* 120,000 pronunciation guides in International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) and other notations

* Spoken pronunciations (for all entries)

* Built-in thesaurus and word links connecting words semantically

* Unmatched index, wildcard, anagram search capabilities

* Bookmark (with user's notes) and history management

* Words of the Day: you get to learn new words daily, shake the device for new random words

* Browser-like definition content navigation, ability to tap on any word in the content to look up its definition

* Extending up to 5 web dictionaries to supplement built-in contents

* High resolution graphics for Retina display


REVIEWS:

* “the best in the [inexpensive dictionary] category... This wealth of information is indispensable to the student, and even fun to use” - Jeff Phillips, Macworld

* “One of 15 Best iPhone Apps for English Majors” - April Lentini, CollegeTimes.us

* “None measure up to WordBook” Score: 10/10 - Michael Alexander, AppCraver.com

* “WordBook leads the parade of free and low-cost dictionary options” - Ben Boychuk, MacWorld.com

* “WordBook's iPhone dictionary - the standard for reference apps” Rating: 5/5 - Steven Yaccino, appolicious.com


NOTES:

- WordBook does not required an internet connection except to view web dictionaries or to play online pronunciation voices.
- WordBook includes entries of both American/British spellings. Definitions are written in American English.

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