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Is it possible to get the search function of iPhone (when you go at the first screen on left) to work as the spotlight works when you put in words and display a dictionary ?

If not , is the same dictionary app which is installed on OSX, available for iOS? Thanks !

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The iPhone spotlight doesn't have the dictionary function built in.

The dictionary app isn't available for iOS as well. But you can try this free app from I use this a lot and find it quite useful.

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ye got it. Too many buttons around for a dict bit annoying. guess i can live with that tho – latusaki May 2 '12 at 2:13
For some application, like Safari, or even Stanza, you can actually press and hold the word, there will be a Define pop up. Select it, and iOS will give you the definition of the word. – revolver May 2 '12 at 2:25

If you have a jailbroken iPhone, the free tweak SpotDict adds a button to the Spotlight interface for access to looking up words in the built-in dictionary. Here's a review of it with screenshots.

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