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Have you ever tried "define: *** (any term)" with Google?
Thread poster: maxzhy

maxzhy
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Feb 18, 2004

If not, try it. It may give you a nice surprise.

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xxx xxx
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Seems to work with English terms only Feb 18, 2004



Thank you anyway

Diane


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abaensch
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Very helpful, indeed Feb 18, 2004

Does anyone know wether or not this feature is available in any other language?

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abaensch
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Very helpful, indeed Feb 18, 2004

Does anyone know whether or not this feature is available in any other language?

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Gillian Scheibelein  Identity Verified
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very useful tip, thanks Maxzhy Feb 18, 2004

Where did you pick that one up Maxzhy? I tried it with "Definiere" in German, but it didn't work. It seems to look in glossaries. So this may be a quick way of finding relevant glossaries.

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Marion Schimmelpfennig  Identity Verified
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Cool! Feb 18, 2004

I really love this one. And it may help next time I don't find a certain term anywhere.

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lien
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Wow! Feb 18, 2004

maxzhy wrote:

If not, try it. It may give you a nice surprise.


What a boon ! Thank you to point it to us


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Saskia Steur  Identity Verified
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thanks a lot Feb 18, 2004

What a good little trick! How did you find out?

It does not seem to work in Dutch, unfortunately...

Regards,
Saskia


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Parrot  Identity Verified
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In advance search Feb 18, 2004

type "glossary" in the first line and the word or phrase searched for in the second.

This often works in French for "glossaire", and sometimes gives results in Spanish for "glosario".

It may also help to type "English", "français" or the target language in the first line. (This is bound to call up bilingual versions for the term sought).



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maxzhy
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Google tells me that in its help file. Feb 19, 2004

I read Google's help file the other day and was really excited when I read about "define: ...".

Since most terms have been available in common dictionaries including e-dictionaries, I take it as my last ray of hope when I can't find a particular term in those dictionaries.

Glad to know it is helpful for you.


lien wrote:

maxzhy wrote:

If not, try it. It may give you a nice surprise.


What a boon ! Thank you to point it to us


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maxzhy
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Just read Google's help file Feb 19, 2004

Glad to know it is helpful for you.

Saskia Steur wrote:

What a good little trick! How did you find out?

It does not seem to work in Dutch, unfortunately...

Regards,
Saskia


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maxzhy
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Read Google's help file and you'll surely find out more! Feb 19, 2004

If you find something else helpful for a translator, please let me know.

Best regards,


Gillian Scheibelein wrote:

Where did you pick that one up Maxzhy? I tried it with "Definiere" in German, but it didn't work. It seems to look in glossaries. So this may be a quick way of finding relevant glossaries.


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