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Dictionary Presentation

  1. 1. Dictionaries arebooks that list all the words in a language.A dictionary is a type of index.
  2. 2. An index is an alphabetized list of names, places, orsubjects in a printed work,giving the location or pages on which each item is mentioned.
  3. 3. To makedictionaries easier to use, the words are organized inalphabetical order.
  4. 4. Let’s practice arranging these words in alphabetical order. mile milk milking military mildew mild middle might microwave
  5. 5. Answer:
  6. 6. Since there are so many words in a dictionary,guide words are used to help you locate a word quickly. What are guide words?
  7. 7. Guide words are found at the top ofeach page. They tellyou the first and last word that is found on that page.
  8. 8. How do guide wordshelp you find a word quickly?each word Instead of looking at on a page, which could take forever, you just look at the guide words and then use what you know about alphabetizing words to decide if your word would be found on that page.
  9. 9. Let’s pretend you are looking up theword, science. Firstwe would turn to the S section
  10. 10. Then you would usethe guide words andwhat you know about alphabetizing wordsto decide the correct page in the S section.
  11. 11. You would look at the guide words at thetop of each page anddecide between which ones our word wouldcome in alphabetical order.
  12. 12. Let’s do that for the word science- Which one of these pages would contain the word
  13. 13. scienceThe page with the guide words- stamp - summerOr the page with the words- sandwich - seventy
  14. 14. scienceThe page with the guide words- stamp - summerOr the page with the words-  sandwich - seventy
  15. 15. Dictionary entries have multiple parts: entry term, pronunciation, part ofspeech, plural spelling, and definition.
  16. 16. Entry Format
  17. 17. Dictionaries use abbreviations, or shortened forms of words to make definition lengths more manageable.adj. Adjective inter. interjectionadv. Adverb n. nounapprox. Approminately pl. PluralBrit. British prep. Prepositiondef. Definite sl. Slange.g. For example s.o. Someoneesp. Especially sth. Somethingindef. Indefinite usu. Usuallyinf. Informal v. verb

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