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I'm trying to build a command line tool to look up definitions of words, it's only a dummy app for me to practise my C++ skills.

I know there is a list of words stored at /usr/share/dict - but what I'm really looking for is the path to the New Oxford American Dictionary data, it comes bundled with the system, but I couldn't find it yet.

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Apple provides API for C to access the dictionary services. Do keep in mind, that programming is off topic here - you might be better off seeing about looking for help on development topics at Stack Overflow. developer.apple.com/library/mac/#documentation/UserExperience/… –  bmike Feb 16 '13 at 19:16

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The dictionaries are stored in...

/Library/Dictionaries
~/Library/Dictionaries

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great thank you so much ! –  Daniel Feb 16 '13 at 19:19

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