For example, the following API call to the geolocation table to update an existing dictionary item or create it if it doesn't exist: WARNING: Dictionary item deletions are permanent. If you delete a dictionary item, the entry is gone forever from all versions of your service.In an earlier post, I mentioned an interview I had with a journalist, many years ago, about all the changes we had made in a new edition of a dictionary I then edited.For a lot of people, a Dictionary app is an essential, and for whatever reason Android doesn’t come with one installed, but there’s tons of choice in the Play Store.
An updated version of the app has just been released which brings a fresh coat of paint and some welcome new features.
The resulting article highlighted the news media’s obsession with new words.
And the lurid headline – “Dictionary says ‘bonking’ is all write” – perpetuated the notion that, by admitting a word into ‘the dictionary’, we confer some special status on it, and it becomes it becomes ‘all write’ (geddit? Well, today the Macmillan Dictionary has a new update (and as we’re online rather than in print, our readers didn’t have to wait five years for it).
The update was spotted by a Reddit user and reported on yesterday by .
Among the permissions is one that lets Dictionary.com’s app access its users’ precise location, something that isn’t sitting right with privacy-conscious users who wonder why an online dictionary needs to know where you are., a spokesperson for Dictionary.com—which is owned by IAC/Inter Active—said the permission helps enhance mapping abilities and features like location-based lookups.