How to Search for Word Definitions in iOS 5

Apple released its new iOS 5 with a host of new features. Apple claims that its new mobile operating system comes with more than 200 features. We have already discovered many features in the iOS 5 and a good number of them still to be uncovered. There are some remarkable features in iOS 5 including Lock screen camera icon helps you to capture photos instantly, while Shortcuts help you typing long sentences and URLs quickly.

iOS 5 has another so hand feature in the form of Dictionary. This feature helps you find the definitions of the words while on the go. You can access the Dictionary with a single tap of your fingertip. The Dictionary app is available system-wide.

The good thing about this Dictionary feature is that you can access it in almost every application that enables you to select the text. What you need to do is tap-to-select a word similar the way you copy or cut the text. It is important to note here that some applications will give you an option of ‘Define’, while other, such as iBook will give you ‘Dictionary’ option.

No matter what option your application will provide you, tapping on it will provide you with a definition page including all sort of information regarding that word. You will not only get the meaning(s) of the word, but the feature will also provide you with examples so as to give you better understanding of the word usage. In some cases, you will also get the origin of the word.

The only drawback of the feature is its small library of definitions. It won’t provide you information for all your queries, but still it has a good collection of commonly used words in the language that can help you a great deal. If it doesn’t recognize the word, you will not get the option of ‘Define’ or ‘Dictionary’ after selecting the particular word or text. All in all, the built-in dictionary works great for many.

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