What is important about the search engine:
- search is based on word forms - words can be found regardless of the form you type in and there is no need know the basic word form for its definition to be displayed.
- special characters for all Latin-derived alphabets can be substituted by their reduced equivalents without diacritics
(e.g. ‘cliché’ can be typed in as ‘cliche’)
- use of capital letters does not affect search results
- by default, only results for more widespread languages are displayed – you can adjust the settings to your requirements after logging in
- more than one word can be typed into the search box
For more information see below.
A word can be found on the basis of any word form you type into the search box provided relevant paradigm tables have been filled.
Whenever you add something to a paradigm table you make finding words easier to other users.
All special characters for Latin-derived alphabets can be substituted with their reduced equivalents without diacritics.
- results for the word ‘resume’ will be both the verb ‘resume’ and the noun ‘résumé’
- results for the word ‘résumé’ will be only the noun ‘résumé’
Use of capital letters will not affect the results of your search.
Whether you type in ‘Moor’, ‘moor’ or ‘mOoR’, the results will always be: the noun ‘moor’ as an area of land, the verb ‘moor’ and the noun ‘Moor’ as a member of a Muslim people.
At Gigadictionary, data from quite an impressive number of languages is at users’ disposal.
Hence, implementation of some rules that would make it all comprehensible turned out necessary:
- by default, only more widespread languages are displayed both in the search options menu and search results
- creating a User Profile allows you to adjust the settings to your needs and select the languages you wish to be the default languages for your profile
- it is always possible for only one specified language to be displayed
- press on the ‘More’ button in the search options menu to select the desired language
The following rules apply here:
- rules mentioned in points 1, 2 and 3 above apply here as well – regardless of whether you type in ‘Prime Minister’, ‘prime minister’ or ‘PRIME MINISTER’ your search result will always be the compound ‘Prime Minister’
- no search results will be found for ‘sciences fiction’ or ‘twos thirds’ as such constructions are not grammatically correct.
- yet, the results for ‘two thirds’ or ‘Prime Ministers’ will be ‘two thirds’ and ‘Prime Minister’, respectively – the forms exist in the paradigms for the compounds.