Merriam-Webster's Dictionaries Available for iPhone & iPod Touch

Nov 11, 2008

Paragon Software Group, a technology developer for mobile devices and desktop PCs, launched the Merriam-Webster’s dictionaries for iPhone and iPod touch users. This dictionary line, providing one-click access to word and phrase definitions, consists of one explanatory and two bilingual – Spanish-English and French-English dictionaries. Merriam-Webster’s Third New International Dictionary, Unabridged provides coverage of American English. Its database contains more than 476,000 entries with more than 143,000 etymologies detailing word origins, 100,000 quotations, and 1,100 synonymy paragraphs. Once installed, the dictionary can be accessed anywhere, any time, without Internet connection or additional charges. The SlovoEd engine compresses the Merriam-Webster database to a minimum of memory space while allowing users to quickly perform multiple lookups. Users can access words and their definitions and find detailed etymologies. In addition, Paragon’s software features a single-click application for translations.