Macquarie Compact Dictionary

Macquarie Compact Dictionary


*NOW INCLUDES UPDATED FEATURES!

The Macquarie Compact Australian Dictionary app is fast and easy to use, providing users with a compact and 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 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

Features include:
* Simple and fast search
* Fuzzy and wildcard search options
* Voice search
* Favourite words (new)
* Search history (new)
* Cross-reference links (new)
* Word of the day (new)
* Options to share content (new)
* Ability to adjust text display size (new)
* Access anytime without an internet connection

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 Australian language.

***** Macquarie, by definition Australian *****
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3.5
User ratings
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Installs
100+
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File size
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About Macquarie Compact Dictionary
*NOW INCLUDES UPDATED FEATURES!

The Macquarie Compact Australian Dictionary app is fast and easy to use, providing users with a compact and 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 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

Features include:
* Simple and fast search
* Fuzzy and wildcard search options
* Voice search
* Favourite words (new)
* Search history (new)
* Cross-reference links (new)
* Word of the day (new)
* Options to share content (new)
* Ability to adjust text display size (new)
* Access anytime without an internet connection

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 Australian language.

***** Macquarie, by definition Australian *****

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A Google User
Jul 21, 2014
It is useless This app was stopping and shutting down many times . it doesn't work at all my phone is galaxy s3 it has no problem with other free directories . otherwise It is not a good dictionary because It doesn't contain a large group of words.
A Google User
Aug 23, 2012
Good, but not perfect I bought this app to settle fights over scrabble. Shame I can't move the app to SD card to free up space. Otherwise happy.
A Google User
Aug 23, 2012
Good, but not perfect I bought this app to settle fights over scrabble. Shame I can't move the app to SD card to free up space. Otherwise happy.
Shane
Aug 23, 2012
Good, but not perfect I bought this app to settle fights over scrabble. Shame I can't move the app to SD card to free up space. Otherwise happy.
A Google User
Jul 5, 2012
Good value for money - poor pronunciation support Poor pronunciation support: a) not phonetic; b) upgrade to premium versions not offered - the top version does provide phonetic pronunciation; c) audio missing in all versions. Note: Free dictionary apps provide both these features albeit in a North American accent. Loses one star in my rating. Overpriced in today's competitive apps markets when compared to free apps. Macquarie at $35 for Android plus $35 per annum for PC does not offer value for money to me to part with my money. A common fully-featured Australian dictionary across all mobile media (smartphone and PC browser) at a one-off charge for of say $20 to $30 would would probably tempt me to buy.