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Franklin Merriam Webster Advanced Dictionary and Thesaurus With Spell Correction (MWD-1500)

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  • 400,000 Definitions
  • Thesaurus with 500,000 Synonyms and Antonyms
  • Phonetic spell correction
  • 5 Language Translator
  • Biographical and Geographical Dictionaries
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Product Description

Product Description

This handheld learning tool from Franklin is ideal for Junior High School and University students who want to write more effectively. With this all-in-one device, they have instant access to Merriam-Webster's Dictionary and Grammar Guide with Quizzes. Also includes Merriam-Webster's guide to Punctuation & Style, biographical and geographical entries from Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, and a complete thesaurus containing 500,000 synonyms and antonyms. Students can also challenge their minds with puzzles, word games, and other mentally stimulating activities.

From the Manufacturer

High School and College students now have a reliable device to help boost their writing skills. This handheld learning tool from Franklin is a comprehensive all-in-one learning source that comes with The Merriam-Webster Dictionary, biographical and geographical entries from Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, Merriam-Webster's Guide to Punctuation and Style, and a complete thesaurus containing 500,000 synonyms and antonyms. What's more, it makes learning fun-expanding your knowledge with a Grammar Guide, a translator, word games, and other mentally stimulating activities.


Simply select the book you wish to search from the easy to navigate "Books" screen

Definitions include parts of speech, pronunciations and usage examples to help students write and speak effectively


7 books in 1!
We've included 7 powerful reference tools including: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary with over 400,000 definitions, Merriam-Webster's Guide to Punctuation and Style, Franklin's Thesaurus with over 500,000 Synonyms and Antonyms, a comprehensive Grammar Guide, Biographical and Geographical dictionary extracts from Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary Eleventh Edition, and even a 5-language Translator.






With over 500,000 entries, you'll always find the right word from the included Thesaurus

The included Merriam-Webster's Guide to Punctuation and Style features 10 separate sections covering everything from punctuation to guides on word usage and frequently confused words




More than just a Dictionary!
Along with the 7 reference books are a full set of useful resources to assist the student including; a user defined Vocabulary list, a complete Grammar guide, and an SAT word list study guide.







The "Exercises" menu allows you to access 4 more useful features for students

Simply adding words to your vocabulary list allows easy access to their definitions, as well as placing them in your user-created Spelling Bee




Study and Learn
We've also included 4 Exercises to assist the student, including a customized spelling bee using your own word list, an SAT word list spelling bee, user created flashcards, as well as SAT flashcards.






The "Games" menu features 5 challenging word games derived from any of the included reference sources

The included 210,000 translation 5-Language Translator displays all 5 languages at the same time.


Fun and Games
Along with all of the reference material, we've added 9 fun games including Anagrams, Hangman, Jumble, Word Builder, Word Train, 1 or 2 player Link Four, and 1 or 2 player tic-tac-toe.







Franklin's Patented Phonetic Spell Correction is always there to assist the user.
Because words are not always spelled the way they sound, Franklin's unique spell correction analyzes your entries and returns the word that sounds closest to your entry.



Entering "juraff" returns "giraffe" as the first probable solution
With the new Merriam Webster's Advanced English Dictionary from Franklin, you'll always have everything you need, right at your fingertips.



Features
  • 7 Reference Books in 1
  • Merriam-Webster's Advanced English Dictionary
  • Merriam-Webster's Guide to Punctuation and Style
  • 5-Language Translator
  • 500,000 word Thesaurus


What’s in the Box
2 CR2032 batteries


Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 7.5 x 2 inches ; 8.8 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B001WLVHKI
  • Item model number: MWD-1500
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (221 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank:
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: September 14, 2004

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

It is very easy to use.
Desmond Gamble
It is wonderful to be able to look up a word while reading the newspaper or magazine without having to get up to get a large dictionary.
Elizabeth Collins
Screen to small and hard to read.
Mi$$ouri-guy

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

169 of 171 people found the following review helpful By anonomous on December 19, 2009
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This device is great for any grade level up to college. I use it nearly every day, and it is worth every penny.

When I first opened and started using this item, the room was not very well lit and the words on the device were difficult to read. However, this was easily corrected by turning the contrast up.

Games include hangman, anagrams, word train, word builder, jumble, connect four, and tic tac toe, each of which you can put in your own word if desired. Word builder is very useful for games like scrabble; you can put in a bunch of letters and it gives you all of the different words possible to be made with them.

There are three choices for phont size: small medium and large. They have 10, 8, and 5 lines in a screen respectivly, however, size small is written in all caps.

Scrolling is simple, you can either press down to scroll one line at a time, or you can press space, which scrolls an entire page making the last line first.

The buttons are fairly easy to press after trying it for the first time for a minute or two; it does not usually press undesired keys

The first set of batteries that the device came with lasted about four months, but I use it a ton.

So far it has been very durable and usefull; I use it nearly every day when writing papers. On my last model (1440, out of print), its top broke off after a couple weeks.

Dictionary & Thesaurus: The dictionary is very easy to use, has had every word I have looked up (mostly college level words(, and it is very easy to look up a word inside a definition that you may not be familiar with. Switching to and from dictionary and thesaurus is not at all complicated; it can be done with the press of a button.
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60 of 61 people found the following review helpful By Internet_shopper on October 16, 2009
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I got this for my kid who is in 3rd grade, who has been asking me to spell frequently. She finds it great fun to use and loves the games on it.

This is a very handy electronic dictionary. The screen is large enough to display multiple lines. The spelling correction is very effective, displaying multiple options. The thesaurus and dictionary contain more words than most dictionaries out there. Highly recommended!
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44 of 45 people found the following review helpful By L. Wilson on December 21, 2009
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I got this to replace my 15+ year old Franklin Language Master. This model has more features, a larger menu and folds up to protect the screen. Unlike other reviewers, I like the contrast/letter size options and have no trouble reading it. However, it is smaller than the original and is not as easy to key, but with practice I have gotten used to it. Overall a good value.
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29 of 31 people found the following review helpful By jc on November 28, 2009
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Franklin MWD-1500 is a nice product.
Very good feature, it has most of the words you might look for.
I had MWD-480 in past; this one is lot faster than that.
Size is also pretty handy.
It has five language dictionary which has basic words that you may look for.
Games are OK. not very interesting.
One option i like most is you can add words to your words list that you may feel are whether important to you or difficult for you. You can review them again and again. Thats a very useful feature.
Product feel is also very great. Keyboard however is not sufficiently sensitive, you may have to press few buttons HARDER to type. Trust me this is sometimes annoying. (But this was the same problem with my old MWD-480 too).
The display is not at all as crisp as they show on the product information photos.
It is pixeleted so first time i saw the product i thought there is something wrong with it but it was ok.
I think the consumer has a right to see the actual photo not a graphically edited one.
I had to buy this new one cause my old one's (MWD-480)display went blank just after the one year warranty was over.
Thats why they cant do anything to it.
If this one does the same i will not buy one more again and produce more landfills.
Overall happy with the product so far.
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Judy on October 26, 2011
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This dictionary falls short. This first Electronic Dictionary I purchase was a "Sharp" It cost $70 plus dollars. I thought it was pricey, but it would have been worth the price if the screen didn't black out in less than a year. Yes, I reset it. This worked for a while, but alas it died completely.

I have just become interested in cross word puzzles. I was not going to buy another Sharp, but I miss it. The Franklin Webster has fewer words. It has fewer abbreviations. The Thesaurus is limited. The spell checker is restricted. On the plus side, Franklin offers words in five different languages.

I don't know where to turn for a better product:-(
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40 of 45 people found the following review helpful By R. J. Lee on September 19, 2009
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While adequate it definitely has a limited amount of data. The contrast is extremely low making it difficult to read in subdued light. I have an older model Franklin product which has a high contrast screen larger print and is ten times easier to read. They ought to Beta test their products before putting them out in the market.
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful By B. Smith on November 17, 2009
I bought this item for my 5th grade and 2nd grade kids. They are having difficulty spelling words any other way than phonetically. The MWD1500 does a great job of taking commonly misspelled words and finding the correct spelling. It does the same with words with the same sound (i.e. rain, reign, rein). I haven't confused the machine yet.

It has a calculator, phone/address book, conversion charts and many more features. I like the way it easily cross references the dictionary and thesaurus without needing to re-enter the word.

I wish the cover folded underneath to avoid a potential breakage, but at least the cover (when open) has some directions on it so you can easily remember how to use it.

My biggest complaint is I bought it at a retail store for more than $20 more than what Amazon has it listed for. Buy it online!
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