Parallelepiped no in Dictionary.app!!

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  1. jared_kipe macrumors 68030

    jared_kipe

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    I know the word parallelepiped, and its very common but I went to type it in to the expose dictionary, and it says its not found!!!

    I know something in OSX knows this word, because to spell it right I had to type it into a chat window and right click it to get the spelling choices.

    How the conversation came up was I was trying to think of the word for a parallelogram with all sides equal in length. Like a square with non 90º angles. But instead of saying parallelogram I said parallelepiped. Anyway, the figure is called rhombus, I thought of it wile making this post.

    dictionary.com has parallelepiped, I would believe the Oxford dictionary has parallelepiped, and it was my understanding that the dictionary.app was based on the entire Oxford dictionary. So why no parallelepiped? And what other words didn't make the cut? (Mainly common words, you might think parallelepiped isn't common but it really is.)
     
  2. NewbieNerd macrumors 6502a

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    Hmm, that's funny...the expose dictionary finds parallelepiped for me... :p
     
  3. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    and the command+ctrl+D dictionary finds it for me, too. :)

    Maybe my powerbook is just smarter than your Mac? :p
     
  4. LawHog macrumors member

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    It's definitely in my dictionary.app.
     

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  5. jared_kipe thread starter macrumors 68030

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    IMPROBABLE!
     
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  7. alex_ant macrumors 68020

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    Dictionary.app uses the New Oxford American Dictionary... it's an abridged dictionary. There are many different dictionaries by many different publishers and none of them contain the same word sets.
     
  8. LawHog macrumors member

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    I'm waiting for jared_kipe to come back and tell us that now he can't find "gullible" in the OSX dictionary. :D
     

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