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It's hard to knock a free app that allows for on-the-go word lookup. This one gives kids the ability to enter vocabulary words, and assuming they have WiFi access, it connects them to Wikipedia, Wiktionary, Answers.com, or Google.
No internet connection? In order to make this app work offline, you'll need to fork over $6.99 for a loadable dictionary and another $4.99 for a thesaurus, both of which are decent, but not as good as Meriam-Webster's free dictionary app. Other than the fact that this app is free, there's not a lot to get excited about here. The app is serviceable, but it contains next to no interaction, other than linked synonyms and a very basic type ahead feature that guesses at a user's intent as they enter words. The app provides pronunciation help, simple definitions, synonyms (linked to definitions), usage examples (in the form of sentence fragments or phrases), and information on the word's origins if available.
Kids can filter search results by part of speech and when they enter a word incorrectly the app provides suggested spellings. While not particularly inspiring, if all you need is quick lookup, this app may suffice.
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