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What Dictionary does the Dashboard widget use?
June 23, 2009 10:07 PM   Subscribe

Which dictionary does the widget in Dashboard use? (Mac OS X)

I really like the definitions it gives, plus the etymology, usage, etc.
posted by ascetic to Computers & Internet (2 answers total)
 
If I'm not mistaken, I believe it uses the Dictionary.app from Apple Mac OS X, which is the combination of the Apple Dictionary, Wikipedia, the Oxford American Writer's Thesaurus, and the book you're looking for: the New Oxford American Dictionary.

If I'm wrong, feel free to call me out.
posted by seandq at 10:13 PM on June 23, 2009


I believe it uses the dictionary you've set in Dictionary.app, which IIRC by default is the New Oxford American Dictionary.
posted by Pinback at 10:15 PM on June 23, 2009


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