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Old 07-29-2010, 11:07 AM   #1
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How is the dictionary on Kindle? Have people had generally good experiences with it? Can you replace the dictionary/install additional ones?
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Old 07-29-2010, 11:38 AM   #2
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The dictionary is The New Oxford American Dictionary which I find gives me the correct definition 99% of the time. There are other dictionaries available in the Kindle store so the default dictionary can be replaced.
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Old 07-29-2010, 11:38 AM   #3
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I find that it is a very good dictionary. Some people have complained that not every word is in it, but not every word is in the OED, either. I did a test one time, and about 25% of the words that this dictionary did not find were not in the OED, either. It is a much larger dictionary than most that are available for Kindle.

Yes, you can buy other dictionaries. There is a section in the Kindle Store for Default dictionaries. They have to be specially formatted, and not all dictionaries comply. Some dictionaries you can just use like a book (Search, etc.).
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Old 07-29-2010, 12:20 PM   #4
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It's definitely a good dictionary and would cover most people's needs very well in my estimaiton.
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Old 07-29-2010, 06:22 PM   #5
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That sounds good. And I suppose Wi-Fi + web browser will help when a word is missing.
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Old 07-29-2010, 07:19 PM   #6
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Is dictionary lookup available in all supported formats? Do all formats support annotations?
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