Getting a word definition in iOS | iLounge Tips

Getting a word definition in iOS

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By Charles Starrett

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Published: Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Tips Categories: iPad, iPhone, iPod,

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Most users of iBooks are familiar with the Define option that appears whenever you select a word — but did you know this trick works all over iOS? In any app that has selectable text, simply highlight the word you’d like defined and tap the Define button. On the iPhone or iPod touch, a definition pane will slide up from the bottom of the screen, while on the iPad, the definition will popup to the side of the word.

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Is there a way to disable this feature?  I am in education, and during vocabulary tests, some of my more ‘creative’ students have figured out how to use the define function.  I see this as a major issue with district-wide formative testing coming up in a few weeks!  Thanks!

Posted by JB on April 10, 2014 at 11:04 AM (CDT)

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