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Getting definitions and synonyms
getting definitions and synonyms
When you want to know the meaning of a word or phrase, or
you want to view a list of synonyms, you don’t have to leave
your document; Word 2013 gives you direct access to dictionar-
ies, a thesaurus, web search, and other research sources.
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get a definition from Encarta Dictionary
1 Hold down the Alt key while you click the word that you need
defined.
2 If Encarta Dictionary isn’t the current source shown in the Research
pane, click the arrow and select Encarta Dictionary from the drop-
down list.
get a definition from another dictionary
1 Select the word that you need defined.
2 On the Review tab, in the Proofing group, click Define.
3 If you haven’t previously used the Define feature, select a dictionary
from the list and click Download.
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Read the definition in the dictionary’s pane.
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TIP The dictionaries offered in the pane are Apps for Office.
For more information about these apps, see “Adding an app
from the Office Store” on page 406.
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