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Franklin Webster's Third New Unabridged International Dictionary (NID-260)


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  • Over 735,000 definitions examples and usage notes - Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage with more than 2,000 articles commonly confused and disputed words and phrases.
  • Merriam-Webster's Guide to Punctuation and Style to help improve writing skills with information on capitalization plurals abbreviations and more.
  • Thesaurus with 500,000 synonyms and antonyms - Phonetic spell correction allows you to enter words as they sound.
  • Confusables function identifies and explains sound-a-like words allowing you to select the right word
  • Learning tools like your own user word list and SAT Word List - Crossword Puzzle Solver - Calculator with standard calculator functions and dedicated row of numeric keys for easy entry.
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  • Product Dimensions: 3.8 x 5.8 x 0.7 inches ; 0.2 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B002V935C8
  • Item model number: NID-260
  • Batteries 2 AAA batteries required. (included)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
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  • Date first available at Amazon.com: November 8, 2009

Product Description

Product Description

The countless pages of America's gold standard in dictionaries are packed into an exclusive electronic version that weighs just ounces. The largest, most comprehensive American dictionary ever published includes over 735,000 definitions, examples and usage notes. Enhance your English language skills further with Merriam-Webster's Guide to Punctuation and Style. Merriam-Webster's Concise Dictionary of English Usage with more than 2,000 articles on commonly confused and disputed words and phrases, and Franklin's own Thesaurus with 500,000 synonyms and antonyms. Stay current with built in SD card and USB compatibility so online updates can be downloaded easily. Remarkably, this dictionary doubles as an electronic book. Avid readers can delight in the thousands of book titles available for download at Franklin's website.

From the Manufacturer

The countless pages of America's gold standard in dictionaries are packed into an exclusive electronic version that weighs just ounces. The largest, most comprehensive American dictionary ever published includes over 735,000 definitions, examples and usage notes. Enhance your English language skills further with Merriam-Webster's Guide to Punctuation and Style. Merriam-Webster's Concise Dictionary of English Usage with more than 2,000 articles on commonly confused and disputed words and phrases, and Franklin's own Thesaurus with 500,000 synonyms and antonyms. Stay current with built in SD card and USB compatibility so online updates can be downloaded easily. Remarkably, this dictionary doubles as an electronic book. Avid readers can delight in the thousands of book titles available for download at Franklin's website.


Simply select the book you wish to search from the easy to navigate home screen
Comprehensive definitions from Webster's 3rd New Unabridged Dictionary


5 books in 1!
This simple-to-use and easily searchable handheld version of Webster's 3rd New Unabridged Dictionary packs over 735,000 definitions as well as two Merriam Webster's guides into just a 5" x 4" case. With a screen measuring 4" x 3" and 3 font sizes, squinting to read small-print dictionary's is a thing of the past. Containing nearly three times the number of definitions as the Collegiate Dictionary, the 3rd New Unabridged has become the de facto reference source of the Scripps National Spelling Bee.











As you type your word search the NID-260 conveniently lists words matching your search alphabetically.
With Full Text search the NID-260 finds searched words within definitions and lists the corresponding headword. Searching "Bronchial" returns 30 words associated with it as well as displays a thumbnail definition displayed on the main screen.



Search words via Headword look-up or Full text search
The NID-260 allows you to easily search via headword look up and begins to list words in alphabetical order as you type. However, it also provides Full Text search capability which searches the entire database for matching words or combinations of words contained within definitions.












Merriam-Webster's Guide to Puncuation and Style 2nd Edition provides direction in 8 separate grammatical categories
Merriam-Webster's Concise Dictionary of English Usage


Say what you mean and mean what you say
In today's world of endless emails, make sure you're being understood and grammatically correct. The NID-260 includes Merriam-Webster's Guide to Punctuation and Style 2nd Edition. This practical guide gives you quick, easy-to-understand answers to the questions you face most often in your writing: How to punctuate a sentence; when to capitalize, italicize, or use quotation marks; how to form plurals, possessives, and compound words; when to use abbreviations; the right way to present numbers; how to handle common usage problems; and how to write footnotes, endnotes, and bibliographies. We have also included Merriam-Webster's Concise Dictionary of English Usage which is a handy guide to problems of confused or disputed usage. Over 2,000 entries explain the background and basis of usage controversies and offer expert advice and recommendations.




The new screen-in-lid design maximizes screen size while remaining easily pocketable
The all new NID-260 features a folding screen-in-lid design so not only is the screen clear and easy to read, it's also fully protected while closed.

When closed, the unit is only 5"x4"x1/2" thick



Features
  • 5 Reference Books in 1
  • Complimentary 1 year subscription to Merriam-WebsterUnabridged.com
  • Additional content available via PC download
  • PC View feature allows you to access the vast content of the NID-260 from your PC via USB hook-up


What’s in the Box
2 AAA Batteries, USB cable, Franklin PC Desktop CD

Customer Reviews

Franklin is good, but with this one they have a missed.
Eliuth Flores
Definitions frequently use the interested word in the definition, which is not helpful.
L. H. Williamson
This dictionary is too slow for quick and legible word finding.
BVAUNSSON

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

33 of 38 people found the following review helpful By Toreinss Pinwinkle 3rd on May 24, 2010
This product has a slim and sleek look , combined with a comfortable and efficient interface . Although complex this opens for use a wide variety of functions : english usage , punctuation , SAT word lists , a good thesaurus , and wonder of wonders considering its size a complete Webster's unabridged dictionary . This last includes a phonetic spell correction function which is practically invaluable when you know how a word sounds but not how to spell it . Kudos Franklin .
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Serious reader VINE VOICE on March 23, 2011
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The Franklin electronic dictionary/thesaurus is very compact, clear, and easy to use. I've been using my Sharp for the same purpose and find the Sharp superior for my uses. I am writing my memoirs and need to look up words fast and nothing beats Sharp for speed. For example, if you want to go from thesaurus to dictionary using the Franklin, you have to first go to the library function and then click on dictionary; with the Sharp, there's no need to do this. You just push the dictionary key and you're there. You can transfer from one to the other instantly.

What I've ended up doing is using the Franklin as an addendum for the Sharp so I have access to a larger choice of words. Also, you can have more fun with the Franklin because there are more functions to play with. I'm just not into playing with electronic gadgets.

Either the Sharp or the Franklin would be extremely useful for students, writers, or just people who love words. Either one of them beats a clunky paper book by a whole lot. I've given the Sharp as gifts to my grandson and my son.

One more thing, there's a huge price difference between the two instruments. The Sharp costs under $100; the Franklin is over $250.

Enjoy!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By D Steven on January 19, 2010
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It is a fine thing that Franklin has put this dictionary on the market. I had been waiting for years for such a device and must have been one of the first buyers. I have been using a Seiko Japanese/English dictionary that includes an Oxford Dictionary of English (I think) - not as good as the Unabridged - for years. It cost, some years ago, $500 and its construction is much better than the NID-260. The NID has a slow processor, somewhat odd interface, and a cheap feeling keyboard. You could spend $12 dollars on a desktop calculator and get a nicer keyboard, but the keyboard is serviceable. It needs a proper scissors keyboard and a faster processor and then it would deserve five stars. As it is, it's a great reference device and a good value. You just can't beat the Unabridged for its size and in this product they seem to have worked hard to update the entries.
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18 of 21 people found the following review helpful By BVAUNSSON on February 11, 2012
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I purchased this electronic dictionary several months ago for accurate general use because it had a large data base and the good reputation of the Franklin Company. I'm an educated man (Masters in Business Law) and use it quite often, or I did, until I found another one that's much better and more suited to my needs. This dictionary is too slow for quick and legible word finding. The keys are too small, so if you have medium to large hands as I do, you'll have trouble striking the key you want to hit without striking the key next to it. With this unit, at least, you have to stay on the key with a bit of pressure to get your letter/number to come up. The power button starts the unit okay, but it takes awhile to show the menu on the screen. In cooler temperatures, it's agonizingly slow. The menu is rather confusing, but after a few times using it, you get used to the characteristics of a not-so-useful product. The screen has a huge flaw. It mars rather easily, meaning that any touch with a pressure of more than a pencil eraser will create a permanent line that will be there forever. It's like the old Etch-a-sketch toy you had as a child, without the ability to shake and erase it. This product is more complicated than it needs to be for all it's features. Also, the cost, upwards of $300. is far too high for it's overall convenience and abilities. I'm a fair person and want to give this unit it's due for all the good features it has, but if you're looking for something accurate, easy and has a lot of data packed inside, without the extremely high cost of this unit, keep looking. All in all, if I had to do it all over again, I wouldn't recommend this product. So, I give it a 2-1/2 star rating. There are better products out there for a better price. Amazon is about as low on price as you'll fine anywhere, but even with free shipping, it's not anywhere worth the cost.
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18 of 21 people found the following review helpful By S. Nayak on November 14, 2010
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This is the unabridged version of the Websters Third New International Dictionary. It is compact and can stay at your table all the time. It beats having to run to your bookself whenever you need to refer to the dictionary. It is not a talking dictionary. So, if you are looking for a talking dictionary look elsewhere.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By tony lau on September 14, 2012
This dictionary is simply brilliant and comprehensive. The screen is reader-friendly and right-sized. The only drawback is that there is no pronunciation and hopefully Franklin can incorporate the pronunciation function into the next version of this awesome electronic dictionary.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Kindle Customer on March 29, 2011
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Good size screen. Sits like a mini lap top. Start to type words and a list of words comes up saving you time in some cases of typing the whole word.
This dictionary does not make a good crossword dictionary. Compared to my old Franklin Collegiate dictionary it doesn't know near as much alot like me.
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