Concise Oxford English Dictionary and Thesaurus for Windows 8.1
MSDict Concise Oxford English Dictionary and Thesaurus is a simple-to-use application with a name that pretty much describes its functionality. It contains a database with an English dictionary and thesaurus, thus allowing you to quickly search unknown words.
The interface of the program is represented by a standard window with an uncomplicated layout, where a list of all entries recorded in the database is automatically loaded at startup.
You can use a search function to locate a particular word or expression, in order to learn definitions, synonyms, antonyms and examples. It is important to mention that MSDict Concise Oxford English Dictionary and Thesaurus supports a Clipboard live-monitoring tool.
It is possible to go to the previous or next looked-up word or expression, use a search function within a definition, copy text via the global function, disable the toolbar, enable a filter, as well as to increase or decrease the font size.
A few program settings can be made from the Options panel. Therefore, you can set the main frame to stay on top of other windows, show an icon in the system tray area, disable the Clipboard live-monitoring tool, as well as disable the option to translate words on double click.
MSDict Concise Oxford English Dictionary and Thesaurus includes a brief help file, has a good response time and uses a low-to-moderate quantity of CPU and system memory, thus it shouldn't put a strain on the computer's resources.
We have not experienced any issues in our evaluation, as the app did not hang, crash or show error notifications. Thanks to its intuitive layout and options, users with minimal background in such tools can quickly learn how to deal with MSDict Concise Oxford English Dictionary and Thesaurus.
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