Oxford University Press is a name that sets the benchmark in various English language learning areas, and its Oxford Dictionary is no exception. The Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary has undergone years of revisions allowing it to stay actual. Good news is that its 8th edition is now available on Android.
The bad news? It costs nearly thirty bucks - $28.99, to be exact. It seems that the folks from Oxford can afford to overlook the fact that with app catalogs booming, there is already a plethora of free dictionaries offering similar (though not as rich) lists of entries. Now, you may argue that the Oxford dictionary is better, but unless you need for academic research, it seems like that price tag is way overblown.
Check out the full feature list below and hit the download link if you’re interested.
source: Android Central
Oxford/Freiburg – March 9, 2012 – Paragon Software Group, a leading multi-platform software developer for mobile devices and desktop computers, and Oxford University Press, the publisher of the world’s most trusted dictionaries and learning materials, have united to bring the Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary, 8th edition, the world’s best-selling print dictionary for English learners and their teachers, to Android mobile devices and tablets. Loaded with powerful learning features, the app offers full-sentence pronunciations, and over 1,300 colourful group and individual illustrations to explain words and expand vocabulary. The customizable My View allows users to decide exactly which information they want to see, and to find it fast and easily.
With lifetime sales of over 36 million copies, the Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary is the most comprehensive dictionary available to those studying English as a second language, and the app continues this tradition with the learner-focused features for which Oxford is known.
The most up-to-date vocabulary includes the latest definitions, new technological words and modern colloquialisms:
cloud computing n.
tweet vb., n. (new "Twitter" sense)
The Oxford 3000™: The 3,000 most important words for an English learner to know have been carefully selected by a group of language experts and marked with a key to show that they are the words that should receive priority in vocabulary study.
184,500 words, phrases and meanings explained clearly.
116,000 spoken example sentences – in both British English and American English accents and recorded by native speakers.
1,300 individual and group images.
Integrated thesaurus provides thousands of synonyms and lists of collocations (words that go together) to build vocabulary.
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. Define your customized view in Settings.
Change the app appearance: customizable background colour, font size, search results highlighting etc.
Multitasking features for uninterrupted dictionary use: run the dictionary in the background so you can translate from web pages, emails and applications, or compose email messages in English.
‘Did you mean…?’ function and wildcard search allow you to find a word even if you don’t know the spelling.
Full dictionary search allows users to find the word in idioms and phrasal verbs.
Find additional information about many words – including verb forms, culture, example bank, synonyms, collocations, etc. – using the menu.
No on-going Internet connection required (for headword audio only): simply download the dictionary once and use it on your device without any additional wi-fi expense or availability issues. (Full sound databases can be downloaded from the Settings screen, which require an Internet connection).
Tap on any unknown word in an entry to look it up immediately.
Search history can be viewed or deleted.
Create your own list of favourite words.
Detailed help file (available directly from the app)
Requirements: Android OS 1.6 and higher