Oxford Dictionary of English (Second Edition)

Oxford Dictionary of English (Second Edition)

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  • Version:
    3.0
  • Total Downloads:
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  • Date Added:
    September 24, 2008
  • File Size:
    54.75MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
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  • Operating Systems:
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Editors' Review

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The electronic version of the Oxford Dictionary of English is handy for quickly looking up a word as you read a Web page or other document. To check a word, you only need to double-click it. You have to install iFinger before you can use the dictionary, which takes a while. The dictionary interface is compact. The search bar installs right into the title bar of just about any Windows application, even for programs such as Ad-aware.

For faster lookup, the most common meanings come up first, but you can expand the article to see more detailed information. The articles are hyperlinked. You can also expand the dictionary base by adding your own dictionaries, either word-by-word or by importing them from text files. This dictionary is helpful, even if you have the printed version.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

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    out of 9 votes

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4 stars

"a good ready reference"

September 04, 2009  |  By SKKakulapati

 |  Version: Oxford Dictionary of English (Second Edition) 3.0

Pros

Real authentic reference

Cons

no cons at all

Summary

Good ready reckoner during working the docs.

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4 stars

"Well done---but it's NOT free"

August 18, 2009  |  By vestige

 |  Version: Oxford Dictionary of English (Second Edition) 3.0

Pros

Quite a good implementation of the Oxford Dictionary, as well as any of the other dictionaries you choose to PAY to download.

Cons

CNET's description is wrong---this is a 10-day free trial, not free software. After 10 days, you must either subscribe to continue using it, or uninstall the software.

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1 stars

"BEWARE:iFinger gets obsolete and you lose your licenses"

May 29, 2009

 |  Version: Oxford Dictionary of English (Second Edition) 3.0

Pros

The dictionary itself is great but make sure you get a version that doesn't use iFinger!!

Cons

If you use iFinger you run the risk to lose your licenses.

Summary

The dictionary itself is great but make sure you get a version that doesn't use iFinger!!

If you need to re-install for any reason you run the risk to lose your licenses because a required online 'product activation' via www.ifinger.com fails.

iFinger support say that the sw they sold me on '06 is no longer supported and I have to re-purchase all licenses!!

iFinger: NEVER AGAIN

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1 stars

"Free download. Not to use!"

March 11, 2009  |  By abell86

 |  Version: Oxford Dictionary of English (Second Edition) 3.0

Pros

I Can't think of any

Cons

There are a lot of others that work as well. They just cost less

Summary

To me it is not worth the price

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5 stars

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March 07, 2009  |  By karandeep2

 |  Version: Oxford Dictionary of English (Second Edition) 3.0

Pros

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4 stars

"easily used"

January 28, 2009  |  By bcolohan

 |  Version: Oxford Dictionary of English (Second Edition) 3.0

Pros

You can highligt the word and the definition will pop up, unlike Webster's. I found out the hard way and believed what I had read about Webster's ability to do the same thing. It does not.

Cons

Wish they offered the same thing for the complete Oxford English Dictionary.

Summary

OEC is superior to Webster's. I have both and there is no comparison, imo.

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2 stars

"GOOD, DICTIONARY"

October 04, 2008  |  By kailashchandra

 |  Version: Oxford Dictionary of English (Second Edition) 3.0

Pros

good verbal formation

Cons

IT SHOULD BE more elaborate

Summary

it helps us to get knowledge about words

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4 stars

"product is good"

October 04, 2008  |  By Nazirut Zamal

 |  Version: Oxford Dictionary of English (Second Edition) 3.0

Pros

more elaborate

Cons

more similar words

Summary

it helps us to get knowledge about words

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5 stars

"This is very useful to learn in an easy way."

October 03, 2008  |  By anithaguna

 |  Version: Oxford Dictionary of English (Second Edition) 3.0

Pros

good verbal formation.

Cons

in few words its very difficult to understand.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.0
Version 3 includes unspecified updates.
General
Publisher Ifinger
Publisher web site http://www.ifinger.com/
Release Date September 24, 2008
Date Added September 24, 2008
Version 3.0
Category
Category Educational Software
Subcategory Language Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows NT
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 54.75MB
File Name collins_english_dictionary.msi
Popularity
Total Downloads 3,473,016
Downloads Last Week 840
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License Model Free to try
Limitations 10-day trial
Price $45

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