Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary Now Launched for Mac OS X

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Paragon Software Group, a leading multi-platform software developer, and Oxford University Press, the publisher of the world’s most trusted dictionaries and learning materials, announce the release of the Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary, 8th edition, the world’s best-selling print dictionary for English non-native speakers, for Mac OS X. With lifetime sales of over 36 million copies, the Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary provides the help and support that is vital for people learning and working with English as a second language. The app exploits the outstanding Mac OS X features specifically designed for the platform.

Key Features:

• Easy-to-understand explanations written using the 3000-word defining vocabulary

• The Oxford 3000 keyword entries help you learn the most important words in English

• Over 57,000 synonyms and opposites

• Over 83,000 collocations show how words are used together

• Academic Word List words are labeled and easy to find

• Notes give extra help in difficult areas, for example the difference in meaning between similar words, tricky points of grammar, or British and American usage

• Includes information about British and American culture

• 1000 new words and meanings explain today’s vocabulary and usage

• 1300 words illustrated in groups help to build vocabulary for talking about topics. Illustrations can be enlarged and explored

• Over 95,000 extra example sentences

• Study all verb forms, and word origins

• Fast search functionality

• Listen to real British and American voices pronounce words and example sentences. • Access the high quality audio online, or download all 116,000 example sentences to listen offline

• All the dictionary text is live- tap to instantly look up any word

• Use My View to choose how much information appears on your screen – hide IPA, example sentences, pictures, synonyms etc. – tap to show the full entry again

• Find words with similar or opposite meanings in the integrated Thesaurus

• Use Full Dictionary Search to find your word in any phrase or example sentence in the dictionary

• ‘Did you mean…?’ function and wildcard search allow you to find a word even if you don’t know the spelling

• Create your own list of favourite words

• Tap on phonetics, abbreviations and symbols for help with what they mean

• View History to see the last 100 words you looked up

The most up-to-date vocabulary includes the latest definitions, new technological words and modern colloquialisms:

blogosphere n.

cloud computing n.

incentivize vb.

malware n.

staycation n.

tweet vb., n. ("Twitter" sense)

umami n.

The Oxford 3000™: This list of the 3,000 most important words to know in English was compiled by language experts and is corpus-based. The Oxford 3000 words are marked with a key so that users can check they know the words, and can use the information in the entries to extend their vocabulary to learn phrasal verbs, idioms, synonyms, etc.

Requirements: Mac OS X 10.7

Availability: Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary is available for 25.99 EUR (19.99 GBP, 28.99 USD) at https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id553809551?mt=8.

Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary is also available for iOS, Android™, Windows® Phone, and BlackBerry® devices.