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    Published: 2013-10-11, by .

    1.4 million words grouped into searchable sets of cognitive synonyms

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    • Enormous database of words
    • Intuitive results much better than a standard dictionary
    • Ability to bookmark favorite words
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    "Dictionary 2.0"

    For writers and language lovers, the Advanced English & Thesaurus app is head and shoulders better than any standard dictionary. The Cognitive Science Laboratory at Princeton University here organizes words in a way that makes intuitive sense, aiding both in understanding standard meaning and in terms of increasing verbal functionality.

    What does this amount to for the user? A standard search for a term will bring up its home page complete with a range of definitions and examples of it used in context - standard dictionary results. The links to related terms are what's really cool - depending on the word, you'll find tappable links to synonyms, antonyms, "similar to...", "related to...", "a value of...", hyponyms (a word or phrase whose semantic field is included within that of another word, like red:color), and hypernyms (the reverse of hyponym).

    For example, I looked up the term boogie. I get that it's "related to..." the term boogie-woogie, its hypernym is dance, and it's "similar to..." trip the light fantastic. Groovy indeed.

    You can add bookmarks to terms that truly tickle your fancy, check out the word of the day, and keep track of the last 50 words in your search history.

    The only complaint I have is that the word bank lacks the term "pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis," which I suppose is mildly forgivable given how handy the app is overall.

    Mobile Systems, Inc.'s Advanced English & Thesaurus app is a huge boon for anyone with a love for the English language, or who wondered how we might go about building a better dictionary.

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    Oct 11, 2013

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    Alan Hysick

    by Alan Hysick

    Sep 21, 2017  |  "OK"

    I was prepared to accept statically-placed in-app ads, but I cannot accept the additional, random (and loud!) pop-up video ads. It seems the developer really pushes you to buy the full versions of its products. I immediately uninstalled this app and 2 other Mobi-system apps I had intended to evaluate but I still feel a bit icky.

    Steven Antoine

    by Steven Antoine

    Sep 19, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    Don't use it a lot but I think it's a great app.

    Mohamed Abouchitaa

    by Mohamed Abouchitaa

    Sep 19, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    Great app

    Peter Wilson

    by Peter Wilson

    Sep 18, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    Pretty good

    A Google user

    by A Google user

    Sep 18, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    Gorgeous app!! Loved it....

    enemuo emeka mike

    by enemuo emeka mike

    Sep 18, 2017  |  "Good"

    Too many adds