Dictionary.com Offers Students Academic Edge with New Features

Students Flock to the Leading Online and Mobile Dictionary for Flashcards, Quotes and iPad Giveaways; Spanish Channel to Launch Soon

Sep 22, 2010, 09:00 ET from Dictionary.com

OAKLAND, Calif., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- With the 2010 school year in full swing, Dictionary.com, the leading online and mobile dictionary, continues to be the number one back to school destination, offering new language-learning resources to students looking for long-term academic success, and giving away iPads. The back to school blitz embodies Dictionary.com's commitment to providing innovative word discovery techniques that give students an academic advantage in fun and engaging ways.  

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Today, Dictionary.com launched a 10-day back to school promotion that will award 10 iPads in 10 days to Dictionary.com users who submit their ideas for its popular 'Quote of the Day' and 'Word of the Day' applications. Dictionary.com will host an interactive microsite that allows users to post their submissions and vote for the daily winning ideas. All participants are eligible to win an iPad in a random daily giveaway (see www.dictionary.reference.com/backtoschool for contest rules).

"As the preferred online and mobile dictionary source for students of all ages, Dictionary.com places tremendous emphasis on helping learners achieve academic excellence," said Shravan Goli, president, Dictionary.com. "Our goal is to aid students with their research; provide an accessible, interactive learning experience that bridges the classroom with daily life; and help sharpen their skills to excel in an increasingly competitive environment."

Dictionary.com's New 2010 School Year Resources for Students include:

  • Flashcards: With Dictionary.com's new 'Flashcards' (flashcards.dictionary.com), students of all ages can create tailored study programs to learn words, translations and definitions – featuring quizzes and games – by simply inputting terms. Dictionary.com also offers expert-created decks by grade-level on subjects ranging from architecture to zoology, as well as preparation for SAT and other standardized tests. Audio pronunciation and writing modes sharpen listening and spelling skills; upcoming features include Spanish translation and fill-in-the-blank example sentences.
  • Quotes Channel: Dictionary.com's recently launched 'Quotes' channel (quotes.dictionary.com) allows students to enhance their knowledge – and research papers – citing with confidence more than 60,000 famous, fully attributed quotes in 7,000 categories from 5,000 authors over the last two millennia. 'To post or not to post' is the question, as students can opt to share their wisdom via Facebook.
  • The Spanish Channel: In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, Dictionary.com announces its new Spanish channel, set to launch later this fall. The channel will feature English/Spanish translations, definitions, verb conjugation, images, audio pronunciation, flashcards and a Spanish 'Phrase of the Day.'

Dictionary.com's apps have been recently rated as top picks for students by such outlets as U.S. News & World Report, Time Magazine, TechCrunch and Mashable.  

About Dictionary.com

Dictionary.com is the leading provider of online and mobile language reference products and services.  The company is an affiliate of Ask.com, the leading brand for questions and answers online. Both are wholly-owned subsidiaries of IAC (NASDAQ: IACI). Dictionary.com, LLC, includes Dictionary.com, Thesaurus.com, Reference.com and Translator, and serves an average of 50 million unique users worldwide per month (source: 2010 Quantcast data and internal mobile usage data). For more information, please visit www.dictionary.com.

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