Collins COBUILD English Dictionary for Advanced Learners 2.1
A dictionary application that provides you with tens of thousands of definitions and audio playback that you can use to improve your English
Getting the translation is very easy. You don’t even have to type the word anywhere inside the application. All you have to do is hover the mouse cursor over an unknown word and the app will automatically displays its definition.
This is a very practical and time efficient solution, especially since you can set the application to remain on top of other apps. You can also position it anywhere on the screen, resize the main window and adjust the font size of the displayed definition. All of which make it that much easier to work with.
Since Collins COBUILD English Dictionary for Advanced Learners uses such a unique method to recognize and translate words, it does not work with all applications that display text content.
It is however compatible with the most commonly used text based applications out: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook, Open Office, Adobe Acrobat reader, Notepad, Wordpad and Miranda.
The interface, regardless of which skin you use, is comprehensive and it takes you just a couple of minutes to get familiar with the controls and options of the application. It’s worth mentioning that you can navigate through matching results and the alphabetical word index using arrow buttons, making it easier to understand the connections between the words.
To top it off, from the main window of the application you can even search for the definition of a word that currently resides inside a definition.
Because you work differently than others, the action required for you to obtain the definition can be customized. You can choose between the “Mouse over” action or combinations between the Alt/Ctrl keys and mouse clicks.
So, whether you’re reading a book or a news article, Collins COBUILD English Dictionary for Advanced Learners can provide you with the required tools to fully understand the content and broaden your vocabulary.
Reviewed by Alexandru Chirila, last updated on November 11th, 2013
Collins COBUILD English Dictionary for Advanced Learners
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Application descriptionCollins COBUILD English Dictionary for Advanced Learners is a comprehensive electronic dictionary that features text-t...