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Macquarie Essential Australian Dictionary

Macquarie Essential Australian Dictionary



The Macquarie Australian Dictionary: Essential app is fast and easy to use, providing users with an accessible reference for Australian English. The app answers the needs of users on matters of spelling and usage for a wide range of words in Australian English and gives pronunciations in the International Phonetic Alphabet.

Based on the new Macquarie Essential Dictionary and equivalent to a 1000 page book retailing at A$29.99, the app includes:

• Over 74, 000 definitions

• Over 41, 000 headwords

• Over 8000 phrases

• Over 2700 colloquial words and phrases

• Pronunciations for all single word entries

• Idiomatic phrases listed at the end of entries

Search features include:

Simple and fast search

Fuzzy search for similar sounding words

Suggests search terms as you type

Access anytime without an internet connection

Cross-reference links

Browser-like definition content navigation

Compatible with VoiceOver

Based on the Macquarie Essential Dictionary, which is in its fifth edition, the app is completely up-to-date, with words from the cutting edge in such fields as:

• information technology (brain bank, breadcrumb trail, lifestreaming)

• science (activated carbon, biofuel, saviour sibling)

• health and medicine (blood doping, health tourism, lap band)

• leisure and fashion (ear gauging, flashpacker, fur child, pop-up shop)

• business (ecotax, footloose industry, freeconomics, global commons)

• social interest (baby brain, helicopter parenting, latte liberal)

This app is from the publishers of the popular, authoritative Macquarie Dictionary — Australia's national dictionary. The Macquarie Dictionary continues to change, adapt and re-adjust to reflect the Australian language. It includes words that are part of today’s international vocabulary as well as words that are labelled as uniquely Australian such as billabong and bushwalking.

* Macquarie, by definition Australian *

What's New in Version 1.4

* Single letter search

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