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If you find that it’s simply too much trouble to reach into your pocket to look something up in your Merriam-Webster Dictionary app while browsing on your iPad -- well, it turns out the company has finally enabled such laziness by making a version especially designed for that tablet.
Merriam-Webster, Inc. has released an iPad-only version of “America’s most useful and respected dictionary” this week. Called simply Merriam-Webster Dictionary HD (what, did you expect something else?), the new app takes all of the stuff you love about the iPhone version and brings it to your 9.7-inch tablet world.
“In addition to all the definitions from Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, the app offers voice search -- to let you look up a word without having to spell it -- along with synonyms, antonyms, example sentences, Word of the Day, and more,” the HD app description reads. “It’s a great tool for reference, education, and vocabulary building.”
New for the iPad is a scrolling index feature, which lets you browse the entire dictionary with ample screen real estate, and both the iPhone and iPad versions also keep a recent history for easy access to words you’ve already looked up.
Merriam-Webster Dictionary HD is a free, ad-supported app; the 21MB download is available now from the App Store and supports iPads only running iOS 3.2 or later.
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