USES OF DICTIONARY

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The topic comprises all the relevant details right from the definition for the term 'dictionary' to the emerging trends in the usage of dictionaries.

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USES OF DICTIONARY:

USES OF DICTIONARY Presented by: Ms. C. PRIYA AP/ English

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Uses of Dictionary: Aim of the Topic – 2 minutes Origin of the word – 1 minute Definition – 1 minutes Difference between dictionary and thesaurus – 1 minute Synonyms to the term ‘ dictionary ’ – 1 minute Types of Dictionaries – 1 minute Advantages of using a dictionary – 1 minute What are known as Guide words? – 1 minute How to use the ‘guide words’? – 1 minutes

Continues…:

Continues… Examples – 10 minutes Why numbers are used? – 3 minutes Digital Dictionary and its advantages – 5 minutes Free Software comprising dictionary and tutorial – 15 minutes Self-Assessment Test using QUIZ MAKER Software – 10 minutes Revision – 5 minutes Feedback – 2 minutes TOTAL :60minutes  1 Hour

1. :

1. To help the students to make known the definition of the word ‘dictionary’ To increase the students’ usage of dictionary in the classroom and at home to enrich their vocabulary, communication skills etc. To support the students to aware of various resources in using a dictionary etc. To help the students to avoid spelling mistakes. To illustrate the different usages of a word etc. Uses of a Dictionary

2. Origin:

2. Origin It is originated from the Latin language (16 th C – dictionarius or dictionarium ). Uses of a Dictionary

3. Definition:

3. Definition The word is a combination of ‘diction’ and ‘array’. 1. ‘ diction ’ means ‘ word ’. 2. ‘ array ’ means ‘ an ordered arrangement ’. Diction + array = Dictionary  An arrangement of words in alphabetical order. Uses of a Dictionary

3. Difference between Dictionary and Thesaurus:

3. Difference between Dictionary and Thesaurus S. No. Title Dictionary Thesaurus 1. Definition It reports the ‘standard use of a word/phrase’. It lists out the words in groups of synonyms and related concepts. 2. Type It is a book. It is a book. 3. Origin Latin – 16 th Century: dictionarium / dictionarius Latin – 16 th Century: ‘ Thesauros ’ 4. Plural Dictionaries Thesauri / thesauruses Uses of a Dictionary

5. Synonyms to the Dictionary:

5. Synonyms to the Dictionary Wordbook Lexicon Vocabulary Thesaurus Glossary Uses of a Dictionary

6. Types of a Dictionary :

6. Types of a Dictionary Unabridged - not shorten, complete etc. The unabridged English dictionaries attempt to contain all words in the English language. Abridged – shortened, to abbreviate, to lessen in length etc. An abridged dictionary contains words in common use. Uses of a Dictionary

7. Advantages of using a dictionary :

7. Advantages of using a dictionary Uses of a Dictionary

8. What are known as Guide words? :

8. What are known as Guide words? Guide words are used to help you locate a word quickly. Uses of a Dictionary

9. How to use the ‘guide words’? :

9. How to use the ‘guide words’? Instead of looking at each word on a page Just look at the guide words Use what you know about alphabetizing words to decide if your word would be found on that page Uses of a Dictionary

10. Examples:

10. Examples If we look up for the word ‘flag’: First we would turn to the ‘F’ section . Then, alphabetizing words to decide the correct page in the ‘F’ section. Finally, we have to decide - between which ones our word would come in alphabetical order. Uses of a Dictionary

Examples – Continues…:

Examples – Continues… flag (flag) noun: A piece of cloth with a pattern or symbol of a country, an organization, etc. verb; To stop, or to signal. We flagged down the police officer. Uses of a Dictionary The word being defined is followed by the pronunciation in parenthesis.

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noun A piece of cloth with a pattern or symbol of a country, an organization, etc. verb To stop, or to signal. We flagged down the police officer. The first word tells the word’s part of speech

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noun A piece of cloth with a pattern or symbol of a country, an organization, etc. verb To stop, or to signal. Eg.: We flagged down the police officer. Finally, you might see a sentence showing how the word is used. Especially if the use is not the most common for the word. Uses of a Dictionary

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noun A piece of cloth with a pattern or symbol of a country, an organization, etc. verb To stop, or to signal. We flagged down the police officer. The next section is the actual definition of the word. Uses of a Dictionary

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noun A piece of cloth with a pattern or symbol of a country, an organization, etc. verb To stop, or to signal. Eg:We flagged down the police officer. Finally, you might see a sentence showing how the word is used. Especially if the use is not the most common for the word. Uses of a Dictionary

11. Why numbers are used?:

11. Why numbers are used? The numbers specify the different meaning of the word may have Uses of a Dictionary

Free Software comprising dictionary and tutorial – 10 minutes :

Free Software comprising dictionary and tutorial – 10 minutes Lingoes Ginger Features of these softwares: 1. Free download 2. Spell Checker, word correction, pronunciation practice, 3. Translation etc. Uses of a Dictionary

12. Digital Dictionary and its Features:

12. Digital Dictionary and its Features Uses of a Dictionary Compact Synonyms Antonyms Wordgames Phonebook Calculator Quotations Idioms & Phrases. Translator Spell checker et

Lingoes – Software [Free Download]:

Lingoes – Software [Free Download] Uses of a Dictionary

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Features Dictionaries Abbreviations Text Translator Currency Converter Abbreviations Irregular Verbs Calculator Periodic Table etc. Uses of a Dictionary

Some useful video weblinks:

Some useful video weblinks http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fo2cSioY6wI – Dictionary Skills How to use a dictionary http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Jlat2Rm8yU Free Apps: freedictionary.com, dictionary.com Uses of a Dictionary

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