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Dictionary function on ipad/ibook

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If your reading on your ipad and you come accross a word that you don't know can you touch it and then have the dictionary meaning flash on your screen?

This would be a great feature to have! Especially if it also speaks the word for proper enunciation.

Jim
 

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If your reading on your ipad and you come accross a word that you don't know can you touch it and then have the dictionary meaning flash on your screen?

This would be a great feature to have! Especially if it also speaks the word for proper enunciation.

Jim

Would be handy to help you learn a new language!
 

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If your reading on your ipad and you come accross a word that you don't know can you touch it and then have the dictionary meaning flash on your screen?

This would be a great feature to have! Especially if it also speaks the word for proper enunciation.

Jim

Interesting ... where did you get this information ?
 

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As an Amazon Kindle owner I know that the Kindle does this. You have to move the cursor using the joystick to the word you want the meaning of and it automatically gives you the definition. If text to speech is enabled then you get to hear everything.

Would come in very handy for the ipad.

Best Wishes!
 

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Just saw a video from the late night Jimmy Fallon show with a demo of the iPad and the iBook. It appears to have a dictionary function the same as the Kindle.
 

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Got to the iBooks demo on the Apple site. You see the demonstration at some point. The demonstrator puts her finger over a word and leaves it there until a definition box opens. Same thing in the Pages software too.
 

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ipad dictionary .....

Got to the iBooks demo on the Apple site. You see the demonstration at some point. The demonstrator puts her finger over a word and leaves it there until a definition box opens. Same thing in the Pages software too.


This is clearly the function i have to hide to my wife , if she see that i can be sure she will steal me one
 

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If your reading on your ipad and you come accross a word that you don't know can you touch it and then have the dictionary meaning flash on your screen?

This would be a great feature to have! Especially if it also speaks the word for proper enunciation.

Jim

yes, you can. and it works great.
 

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This is a built-in part of the iBooks app. To look up a word, you hold your finger (any finger, it doesn't matter) on the screen until the magnifying glass comes up. Drag it around the screen until the word you want is highlighted then lift you finger off the screen.

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When you do that, you will get the option to

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Copy the word to your clipboard so you can paste it somewhere else, look it up in the Dictionary, Highlight the word as if you used a highlighter (but you can remove the highlighting later), write a Note about that word on a virtual Post-It-Note that stays attached to the book (but you can also remove it later), or Search for that word elsewhere in the book or on Google or Wikipedia.

Cool, huh?
 
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