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Hey guys,

Here is a little technique I have been using for the past few months now (see attached picture) and its been working wonders so far. When I have free time I usually read the economist or wikileaks. Both websites contain articles with many unfamiliar words (at least to me). So I found it annoying for me to keep having to go to http://www.dictionary.com and searching up the word. What I do now instead is simply double click the word and a little box appears on top of the word with meaning.

How did I get this to happen?

-Download google chrome (awesome browser).
-Go to the google app store.
-Search Dictionary
-Download the dictionary app by google and install it.

Once this is done, you are good to go! You can now start reading economist or any other articles and if you have trouble understanding a certain word, simply double click it and your doubts will become transparent. :)
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New post 08 Nov 2011, 17:36
nice! Gotta love google chrome

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I actually started using this now, it's really seemless. kudos to you!

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Thank you :)! Happy to help.
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Thank you :)! Happy to help.


This is good, but usually I use offline dictionary application - WordWeb. Advantage is, we can store those words that we search for, with the application itself and check them later to test the vocabulary.
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so simple yet brilliant!
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I believe the same functionality is available on the GMAT ToolKit for iPhone. (You can look up any word on Google Dictionary)
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The problem with Google Chrome dictionary is that it will pop-up the first definition, which sometimes is not very relevant to the context, for words that have more than one meaning. But otherwise it is a brilliant extension. Google Chrome is a very well baked cookie!

I use Google Dictionary in conjunction with the WordWeb dictionary.
If you are an Android user, try out ColorDict. It works offline (no need of internet connection).
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The other way is to get a Kindle.

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This works wonders for me too! much helpful. I have started using them already.
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Word web dictionary is another very good option (but it is only for windows).
Left Ctrl + right click will open the detailed dictionary. You can setup a custom trigger too.
I use Google Chrome with dictionary when reading online articles and WordWeb dictionary when reading outside of the browser.
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