Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Google Quick Tip #3

Need a quick way to find the definition of a word? Forgotten what an acronym stands for?


Google provides an easy way to find definitions of words, acronyms, and even phrases. Simply typing in define: followed by the word or acronym will pull up definitions from several sources on the web. This is by no means the most reliable way to find the exact definition of a word, but it is definitely a quick way to get a sense of what a word or acronym means. View this short video that demonstrates how to use this shortcut.

define:soap note

If you need to quote a more reliable online dictionary for a definition, use something like Dictionary.com or the Oxford English Dictionary.

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