Australian Oxford Dictionary (AOD) - powered by UniDict®
The complete contents of the 1800 page AOD — the ultimate guide to contemporary Australian English, this is a major revision of the most authoritative Australian Dictionary for all Australians + sound! *** App proudly made by Australians ***
Australian Oxford Dictionary, 2nd Edition
This flagship dictionary draws on the databases of Australian English at the Australian National Dictionary Centre – including its fast-growing national corpus and its research into Australian English, as well as the resources of the incomparable Oxford English Dictionary
This book retails for A$115 (that's without sound)
▸ 170,000+ headwords, phrases and derivative forms
▸ Over 200,000 indexed entries
▸ 35,000 detailed word origins or etymologies
▸ More than 12,500 encyclopedic entries
▸ 64,000 IPA pronunciation entries
▸ Plus over 53,000 authentic Oxford sound files
▸ The encyclopedic entries are more detailed than in any comparable Australian dictionary – for example, the place-name entries not only geographically locate the place in question, but also provide information about the character of the place and its historical, economic, or political importance.
▸ Special attention given to Australian culture and history, including Aboriginal history.
▸ Detailed entries on many topics – political parties, religious organisations, historical events, mythological, fictional characters, and more
▸ Special appendices include grammar, punctuation, Australian leaders and collective nouns
This iPhone/iPod touch version also includes:
• progressive look-up for quick searching
• unique three-way cross-referencing index
• search string normalization
• wildcard pattern searches -using * ?
• spelling checking and suggestions -with Australian words
• hyperlinks on words in definitions
• "Retina Display" support
• "Fast App-Switching" (Multitasking)
• support for an external thesaurus and alternate dictionaries (if installed)
• round-trip lookup from third-party apps *
• automatic search history function
• bookmark with folders and notes facility
• complete front matter and appendices
• no internet connect is required
(sound files can be downloaded and installed locally)
The Australian Oxford Dictionary is edited by Australia's most influential lexicographer, Dr Bruce Moore. As in all his Oxford dictionaries, Dr Moore is attuned to new currents in Australian language and usage. He includes a full range of neologisms, especially the protean language of younger Australians and of computing and electronic communication. This is not just a dictionary for scholars and pedants. It reveals our changing language in up-to-date and entertaining ways, and it will be an essential reference for the new millennium.
This application is distributed with the written permission of Diotek and Oxford University Press.
The Australian Oxford Dictionary is much more than some collection of antipodean colloquialisms, but is a learned study of the wider sphere of the English language.
Enfour is proudly owned and operated by Australians based in Tokyo. We have been supplying dictionaries and language solutions internationally for nearly 20 years.
Australian Oxford Dictionary (AOD) © Oxford University Press 2004
Powered by Enfour's -"UniDict Engine 5"
-to enable thesaurus lookup, install Enfour's "Oxford Thesaurus of English", "Companion Thesaurus" or "Roget's II".
Will also works with "OTE" out of "Oxford Deluxe".
* third-party round-trip lookup API is free.
ask your favorite app's developer to contact Enfour.
• A major upgrade for the dictionary engine.
• Sound data is now optional. ＊see below for download details
- app upgrades will no longer require full download.
- future dictionary upgrades will be incremental.
• Word-of-the-Day added.
• "Accessibility mode" for VoiceOver optimisation.
• "Dyslexic mode" added too.
＊ AOD works as-is with sound streaming over the network as required. But if you wish to download all the sound files in one go (265MB), you can do so through Settings.
Download will required a WiFi connection.
It could take a couple of hours -depending on your connection.
We recommend plugging in to a power source.
The download will continue in the background (for 10mins max) and will pick up where it left off if it stops for any reason, but we strongly recommend that you leave your device unused while the download is running. Maybe when you go to bed.
User Review answers:
Mr. Marco Stazi,
AOD never at any point would delete or clear out your Bookmarks - either you accidentally deleted the app yourself or iTunes failed in a restore.
Installs and upgrades are handled by iTunes and iOS -not the app.
There are also three methods of backing up your Bookmarks.
If you have problem please email support.
As for downloading the sounds. The dialog appears because you have put the app into the background before it has finished and the 10 minute time limit has expired.
You need to keep the app in the foreground until it is finished -as it says in the instructions above.
There is a bug in Apple's progress bar, but will add one in the next version. But you only need to download the sounds once....
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- Dec 20, 2012
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