English Dictionary For MAC

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  1. Alipix macrumors newbie

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    I am looking for a free English- English dictionary on Mac, Could you help me?
     
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  3. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    1) It's Mac not MAC: they mean different things

    2) Is there something wrong with the built-in one? Dictionary.app in /Applications...
     
  4. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    I think the built-in one is great als.

    But what is meant by an English-English dictionary, as opposed to an English dictionary? I know what a French-English or Japanese-English dictionary is, but I'm not 100% sure what an Eng-Eng dictionary is.

    Do you mean that you want a dictionary specifically intended for use by someone who is not a native speaker of English (I think there are some dictionaries specifically built for people trying to bulk up their English vocabulary?)....
     
  5. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    He wants an English dictionary as opposed to an American English dictionary which is unfortunately what is built into Mac OS X.

    Or at least that is how I read it...
     
  6. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    It knows about colour as well as color...
     
  7. neonblue2 macrumors 6502a

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    Dictionary.app redirects British spellings for words.
     
  8. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Is that term used in the UK, as opposed to "UK English" or "British English" or something of the like? In my defense I googled it and found the term used very infrequently, and only in the context of English as a Second Language.
     
  9. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    We just tend to call it English. Yours would be American or American English.
     
  10. portent macrumors 6502a

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    Nationalistic posturing aside, English is a language; the American, Austrailian, British, Indian, etc. variants are properly called dialects.

    If you can't grasp that, then you really don't understand English, or probably any other language.
     
  11. Nermal Moderator

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    Or Simplified English :p
     
  12. localoid macrumors 68020

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    From: Get Leopard to use British English spelling?

     
  13. Alipix thread starter macrumors newbie

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    you are right, but I don't like the interface design of buit-in Application.
    do you know another option?


    I mean something like this; don't get you in trouble ;)
    Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
     

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