iPad Dictionary — Global like OS X?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by EssentialParado, Jun 10, 2010.

  1. EssentialParado macrumors 65816

    Feb 17, 2005
    One feature I simply love in OS X is the global spellcheck and dictionary. I know the global spellcheck exists on the iPad, but what about the dictionary popup? On a Mac, it's a simple Ctrl+Cmd+D and I get the definition and a thesaurus tab, does this exist on the iPad too?


    This image looks like it, but can you do that in Safari as well as iBooks?
  2. ukyo229 Guest

    Jan 27, 2010
    Yep, knowing what a forest means helps when reading the pooh-bear story.
  3. Crosbie macrumors 6502a


    May 26, 2010
    Brighton, UK
    I think it's only iBooks. Love it to be systemwide, but I'm not sure that'd be practical?
  4. EssentialParado thread starter macrumors 65816

    Feb 17, 2005
    I use it most often in OS X when reading and writing documents, emails, and even forum posts in Safari. It's helpful to check definitions and have access to a thesaurus. I can see how it would be useful for certain text-reading apps too.

    I'm sure Apple will add it if it's not there yet. Just a shame I'll have to live without it for now! :)
  5. robinfish macrumors member

    Jun 5, 2010
    I think it is going to depend on the reader application in question. If the device is online, then there are any number of dictionaries that could be used.
  6. applesupergeek macrumors 6502a

    Nov 20, 2009

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