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Oxford dictionaries: the trusted choice for the world’s largest search engines, apps and e-readers

by | Jun 3, 2014 | Schools

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1. Oxford dictionaries used by the world’s largest search engine

Oxford dictionaries have been the content provider for the world’s largest search engine dictionary since 2008, when Google announced that the Google English Dictionary had switched from using the Collins COBUILD Advanced Learner’s English Dictionary to the Oxford Pocket Dictionary of Current English. The Oxford Pocket Dictionary of Current English has since been integrated into Google Search when the definition of a word is searched using the “define” function.

2. Oxford dictionaries embedded in leading e-readers

Have you ever come across a word you don’t know while reading your favourite e-book? Look up the meaning of any word on your Kindle e-reader, now preloaded with The Oxford Dictionary of English and The New Oxford American Dictionary. These easy-to-use, built-in dictionaries allow you to look up the meaning of any word without leaving the page you are on. Simply select the word that you want to look up, and the definition will be displayed at the bottom of the screen. Since the dictionaries are built into the device, you can look up the meaning of any word without being connected to the internet.

4. Get your Oxford Word-of-the-Day on popular instant-messaging site Mxit

Enhance your vocabulary and learn the meaning of a new word every day with Oxford and Africa’s favourite instant-messaging site, Mxit. The Oxford Word-of-the-Day is an exciting new app that offers you definitions of more than 200 useful English words together with translations into Afrikaans, isiZulu, isiXhosa and Sepedi, plus excellent tips on avoiding common language mistakes. New material is regularly available.
Simply download and register for Mxit on your feature phone or smartphone (https://site.mxit.com/). Once you have registered, go to the Apps section and search for Oxford. Download the app and join in the excitement of spreading the Oxford Word-of-the-Day to millions of Mxit users across Africa!

5. Reach new heights with an Oxford dictionary

Oxford dictionaries worldwide build on the incomparable research and expertise that went into creating the very best range of dictionaries for everyone from pre-school children to matriculants and beyond. Now available on a multitude of platforms, ranging from traditional printed dictionaries all the way through to web-based dictionaries and phone apps you can access with the click of a button. It is no surprise that Oxford dictionaries remain the world’s most trusted dictionaries.

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