a pre-installed list of words makes up the dictionary service. These are typically localized and users can add words and override the iOS and Mac OS X dictionaries.

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Adding New Dictionary

I am following the instructions at the bottom of this article article to add the Webster's dictionary to my dictionary.app list. It does not seem to be working (the new dictionary does not show up in ...
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Do iOS devices have a pop-up Japanese-English Dictionary like on the Macintosh?

On the Mac if you three-finger tap a word, a dictionary definition appears. I'd like to know if I would be able to get this on an iPad specifically for the Japanese dictionaries.
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Dictionaries on iOS 9 not working

I just updated to iOS 9, and I noticed that the built-in dictionaries, I previously used, aren't working. I had used American English, British English, and Apple Dictionary. Now, when I try to define ...
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Dictionary app for ipod touch

Is there a dictionary app that I can just click on a word anywhere (in any app) and it will automatically define it for me?
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iBooks alternate language dictionaries?

Is there any way to change the dictionary used in iBooks? When reading books written in a non-English language I would like to have access to the dictionary function in the book's language (not ...
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Removing a Word From the Spellcheck Dictionary

Somehow, the word procede has made its way into my OS X system as a correctly spelled word. If I type it in Text Edit, BBEdit, or Mail, the spell checker will not mark it with red underlines. How ...
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Why is the dictionary shortcut unreliable using Chrome?

When using the dictionary lookup shortcut Ctrl + Cmd + D when using Chrome it works for some websites but not for others. Does this have to do with Chrome itself or is it due to the fact that some ...
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Mac Dictionary improvements

I tend to use the dictionary a lot on the mac. Its annoying to launch the app everytime i need to lookup a word. Are there any other apps/hacks to avoid this annoyance? Spotlight lookup is awesome, ...
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Extract wordlist from system dictionaries?

Is it possible to extract plain text wordlists from the system dictionaries in Yosemite?
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Changing the default iOS dictionary from New Oxford American Dictionary(NOAD) to Oxford English Dictionary(OED)?

Anywhere in the iPhone when you select a word the Define option pops up from the popup menu. Clicking on it brings up the definition for that word. The default dictionary it uses is the New Oxford ...
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Is it possible to change the order of the tabs shown in the Dictionary?

In my Mac Mini running OS X 10.8, the tabs shown from Dictionary are the following: All American English American English Thesaurus Apple British English Thesaurus Wikipedia British English I ...
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Choosing Dictionary.app spelling language

I'm Venezuelan, so my native language is Spanish. But I have my MacMini and my MacBook in English because that's the way I like to work, it's better for my (and my job). Usually, when I access ...
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How can I add an Old English dictionary to Dictionary?

Is there a way to add an Old English dictionary to the Dictionary app? I would like to three-finger-tap a word that's Old English and have it translate it for me. For pure adventure I want to read ...
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Dictionary: Syllable-hyphenation interpuncts (dots) missing

This is regarding the Dictionary app (New Oxford American Dictionary) that comes with Mac OS X. I currently have version 2.2.1 (156) in Mavericks (10.9.1). In previous versions (Mountain Lion, Snow ...
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How to use several languages with the built-in dictionary without changing the interface language?

I'm frequently reading texts in english and french on my iPad. I really don't mind if the language of the interface is english or french. Is there a way to look up words independently of the interface ...
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Russian-english / english-russian dictionary

Could anyone propose any RU-EN/EN-RU dictionary application compatible with iPod 1g (iOS 3.1.3)? Paid or free, doesn't matter, but need some good one (with big amount of words and handy/fast UI)
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Where are the dictionaries of Mac OS X's built in password assistant?

Mac OS has a built in password generator. It is a little bit hidden behind the key icon in System Preferences / Accounts / Change password. The memorable option is quite nice as it even conjugates ...
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No suggestion for misspelled added words

I've added a word to the Mac dictionary. When I spell it correctly, I have no problem. If I misspell it, I don't get suggestion that includes my correct spelling. This happens even when my ...
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Is there a way to dynamically manipulate the spellcheck dictionary?

I would like to have a way to dynamically add and remove words from the system-wide dictionary in Mountain Lion. The use-case is: I'm working on a piece of fiction that has a lot of odd names in it ...
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Configuring a Mac to use Oxford spelling

I cannot figure out now to make my Mac (OS X 10.8) use Oxford spelling in its spell checker (note I am being absolutely precise in the use of that term)! For example, I want to be able to write ...
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Cannot disable three finger tap look up after migrating to a new computer

I recently moved to a new MacbookPro and migrated my old computer's files/settings over to the new one. For some reason I am unable to disable the ability to look up the definition to a word by using ...
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Dictionary application doesn't show all the dictionaries I can use

I have a problem with the Dictionary application: all in a sudden, without any changes on the preferences, the application doesn't show all the dictionaries I can look a word in the toolbar that ...
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Is there a way to track my look ups in the OSX dictionary?

I am a non-english native speaker and therefore use the OSX's built-in look up service (three-finger tab and cmd+L in the spotlight search field) quite a lot. I was wondering if there was a way to ...
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Finnish Spell Checker for System of OS X?

I know this discussion about spell checkers for Pages, here. I am searching for the files ending with .aff or .dic. Without them, you cannot use them in system. My current OS X is Yosemite 10.10.2. ...
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Do all editions of OS X use the New Oxford American Dictionary?

I know that my US-based MacBook has NOAD as its dictionary reference. Do other parts of the world have the option of other built-in dictionaries? If so, is NOAD still the default? Does Great Britain ...
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Why is the system dictionary not available from .pdf files containing text within Safari?

How can one use system dictionary ^+⌘+D in .pdf's opened in Safari 6 (using Acrobat Reader)? Is perhaps Adobe Reader at fault (i.e. does the dictionary work with Safari's default .pdf reader)?
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How do I add/adjust words in/to the keyboard dictionary on iOS?

I want to add some common building names for my college campus to my keyboard dictionary, but in the General tab in Settings, I only see an option to reset the dictionary. I tried typing the words, ...
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Is it possible to bind my Mac OSX Dictionary.app to Google Translate?

The Dictionary App has a very cool experience on MacOSX. But I have to install dictionaries to use. Is it possible to bind it to Google Translate? Thanks!
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iOS's Spelling Predictive Analysis - for bilingual writers?

I love my iPhone 6 :) But I'm fully bilingual in Spanish and in English, and about 50% of my emails are in each language. Here's the problem. While my iPhone is in English, every time I write an email ...
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How do I fix broken dictionary on iPhone?

Using iPhone 4s. In settings > general > keyboard I have a British keyboard, and no other keyboards. In settings > general > international I have region format set to UK and language set to British ...
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How to see a history of “define” words which I used?

I wanted to see the history of define dictionary words which I used in my iPhone but I could not find a way to see it. Is there any option in iPhone to see it?
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Dictionary definition for hyperlinks

Normal Behavior: When highlighting a word on a webpage, and right clicking on it, a contextual menu pops up; you can get the dictionary definition by choosing, "Look Up 'SelectedWordHere'". However, ...
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How do I unlearn a word?

I have accidentally learned 'formating'. I've tried unlearning by right-click, and have removed the word from the /Library/Spelling and ~/Library/Spelling directories. The word is still not ...
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enable dictionaries in dictionary app under el capitan

os x el capitan, new mac book air with fresh os x installation. In dictionary app preferences, no foreign language dictionaries appear in the the list of available dictionaries. However, in ...
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Delete dictionaries in iOS

Is it possible to delete installed dictionaries (some or all of them) in iOS 9.2? There are dictionaries that I need not, but they take place, and some are even duplicated. As you can see from a ...
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Dictionary + Thesaurus items duplicated

How can I remove the duplicated menu items? They show duplicated in the Dashboard Dictionary widget as well, so I guess they get manifested from some general setting. I am new to Mac, thank you.
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Add a custom dictionary to manageable dictionaries?

Is it possible to add a custom dictionary to use for the "Define" feature on iOS? For example, I want to add a dictionary of unix/linux commands so that in situations like this a definition is ...
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Dictionaries and spell-checking

My default language is English, but I also sometimes type in Czech. I have added a Czech keyboard to OS X, and can switch between the two easily. The trouble is that OS X has no native Czech ...
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Temporary jailbreak of iPhone 4 for purposes of deleting a dictionary

I need to temporarily jailbreak my iPhone 4 to fix Apple's iOS 6 bug making it impossible to access Japanese-to-English dictionary. All I need and want to do is delete Japanese-to-Japanese ...
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How do I, after opening the iOS 5 built-in dictionary, look up the definition of a word that appears in a dictionary definition?

I can look up the definition of any word that I can select in iOS. However, once the dictionary is open, I can't figure out how to further look up the definition of a word that appears in the ...
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What is the difference between the variant language dictionaries in OS X?

How can I see some or all of the individual word differences between the built-in dictionaries. I'm curious and inspired by this question where the UK typically adds the suffix -ise and USA typically ...
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Saving information in Dictionary.app

Is there a way I can save the history for what I have searched for in Dictionary.app or save them for reference within the application itself ?
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good dictionary which support text to speech or real voice pronunciation?

I have just switch to a mac recently. Trying to find some thing equivalent to Babylon on windows but haven't found any. I wonder if are there any good dictionary software which support real voice ...
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How do I get programmatic access to the word definition after it pops up when highlighting (three-finger tap) a word in OS X?

I would like to build up a list of words and their definitions of the words that I highlighted (three-finger tapped) so that I can come back to them later. Is there a way to get access to the ...
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How do I use automatic spelling check in OSX with additional spelling dictionary?

I often write documents in languages that are not preinstalled in OSX (vietnamese in this case). I have copied the .dic and .aff files downloaded from https://github.com/titoBouzout/Dictionaries to ...
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Spotlight Dictionary results no longer showing multiple languages in 10.11.3

I recently did a software update on El Capitan, from 10.11.1 to 10.11.3, and now Spotlight will no longer allow look-up of foreign language words. For example, I was able to look up "chaise" and have ...
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Is it possible to modify/update the Wikipedia support in older Dictionary app versions (vers. 2.2.3)?

I have an older Mac that can't be upgraded beyond OS X 10.7.5. As a heavy user of the Dictionary app I'm unhappy with the now messed-up display of Wikipedia content and defunct hyperlinks, the cause ...
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Group dictionaries in Dictionary.app

I've installed extra dictionaries in Dictionary.app. It's over 9Gb. I'd like to group them by language as is shown in the image below. I've tried to rename their labels in the app, tried editing the ...
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Is it possible to choose language for spell check for each individual mail?

I commonly write mails in different languages and would like to have the spell checker function with that. Previously I have been using Thunderbird on both my macs and linux machines, but recently I ...
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How can I create Apple Dictionary File?

There is generally a dictionary.app on the Mac-OS. But there isn't any dictionary development kit on the X-Code. Now i use the X-Code (Mavericks and Yosemite). So I downloaded the the auxiliary tools ...