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1 The Dictionary Best Use: to find meanings

2 Dictionaries Book Form On-Line

3 p. 36 Information from a Dictionary Pronunciation Pronunciation Meanings Meanings Parts of Speech Parts of Speech Spelling of other forms of the word Spelling of other forms of the word Restrictive meanings Restrictive meanings Etymology (word history) Etymology (word history)

4 p. 37 Abbreviations in a Dictionary A key is provided at the beginning or end of the dictionary A key is provided at the beginning or end of the dictionary Lots of abbreviations for different uses Lots of abbreviations for different uses

5 p.38 Pronunciation of the word Phonetic symbols and syllable divisions are provided Phonetic symbols and syllable divisions are provided Have a pronunciation key handy. They will help you in using the phonetic respelling provided Have a pronunciation key handy. They will help you in using the phonetic respelling provided

6 p.39 Etymology (word history and origin) Usually provided at the end of the word entry. Usually provided at the end of the word entry. The origin is usually started with the word from... and then the origin is stated. The origin is usually started with the word from... and then the origin is stated.

7 p. 40 Restrictive Meanings Meanings provided for word that apply only when the word is being used with respect to a specific topic or field of study. Meanings provided for word that apply only when the word is being used with respect to a specific topic or field of study.

8 p. 41 Multiple Meanings Many meanings are provided for the Many ways the word can be used. Many meanings are provided for the Many ways the word can be used. Each meaning is often grouped by the part of speech being used. Each meaning is often grouped by the part of speech being used. Less common spellings are included at the end of the entry Less common spellings are included at the end of the entry

9 p. 42 Multiple Meanings continued Try to figure the part of speech used with the word Try to figure the part of speech used with the word Skip slang or colloquial meanings Skip slang or colloquial meanings If not sure of part of speech, read each definition to try to find the one that fits best If not sure of part of speech, read each definition to try to find the one that fits best Test your choice by substituting the meaning in the sentence for the word. Test your choice by substituting the meaning in the sentence for the word.

10 p. 45 Usage Notes A usage note or synonym section of the entry for words that are close in meaning to others. For example, a usage note for the word indifferent may explain how it differs in meaning from unconcerned, detached, and uninterested. A usage note or synonym section of the entry for words that are close in meaning to others. For example, a usage note for the word indifferent may explain how it differs in meaning from unconcerned, detached, and uninterested.

11 p. 46 Other Aids in the Dictionary A variety of useful lists and tables A variety of useful lists and tables Weights and measures tables Weights and measures tables Scientific information in tables and lists Scientific information in tables and lists All kinds of signs, abbrev., symbols All kinds of signs, abbrev., symbols

12 p. 47 Pronouncing Unfamiliar Words Dividing compound words into individual words Dividing compound words into individual words Prefix + Root & Root + Suffix Prefix + Root & Root + Suffix Divide words before a single consonant, unless the consonant is the letter r Divide words before a single consonant, unless the consonant is the letter r (hu/mid, pa/tron, re/tail, fa/vor, mor/on

13 p. 49 Word Mapping Make a Word Map Diagram (blank) Make a Word Map Diagram (blank) Use the word provided, and then use the dictionary to fill in the blanks for the selected word. Use the word provided, and then use the dictionary to fill in the blanks for the selected word.


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