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How a dictionary works. Alphabetical Order A …Aba …Abb …Ac etc. How a dictionary works. Other things need alphabetical order knowledge. The phone book Train and Bus timetables Appendices in books Filing systems generally. How a dictionary works.

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how a dictionary works

How a dictionary works

Alphabetical Order

A …Aba …Abb …Ac etc

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How a dictionary works

Other things need alphabetical order knowledge.

The phone book

Train and Bus timetables

Appendices in books

Filing systems generally

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How a dictionary works

You will find the word you are looking for in Bold

at the top of the page.

Often a word listed in a dictionary is under its root word.

EG: smilingly might be under smile

highway might be under high

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How a dictionary works
  • n – noun
  • vb – verb
  • adj – adjective
  • adv - adverb
thesaurus
Thesaurus
  • You use a thesaurus to extend your language.
  • Example: Dumb
  • Alternatives: dense, dim-witted, doltish, dull, feeble-minded, foolish, moronic, simple-minded, thick.
dictionary skills
Dictionary Skills
  • Learn to love words and cherish your dictionary
  • Put the following in alphabetical order;
  • conceited, bliss, dire, aspire, loathe, incredulous, glimpse, malicious, vast, angelic.
quick quiz
Quick Quiz
  • Find the meaning of the following words.
  • Be careful – two of these words are made up!
  • NABOB TRICATE
  • BURBLE SEQUIN
  • HEAD-BANGER XENOPHOBIA
  • OBLITERATE DOCILE
  • SEPIA MUGGLE