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The best online English dictionary?

  1. Oct 11, 2009 #1
    I need to quote and cite from an online English dictionary. There is so many, I'm looking for the most credible, or does it really matter?
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  3. Oct 11, 2009 #2

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    The OED is online. Can't get more credible than that. It is not, however, free. Or even cheap. It's $30/month in North America.
  4. Oct 11, 2009 #3
    wow, for that price I'm sure it is, I'll check if the univ is subscribed.
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    I don't usually notice much difference in the definitions provided from one dictionary to the next. The usual difference I notice is just whether or not some words are included.
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    It depends on if you want British English or American English. Oxford is great for British English, but Merriam-Webster would be the best for American English.

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