pocket dictionary or computer dictionary?

India
July 5, 2007 12:28pm CST
which one do u think is the best one for quick reference?
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6 responses
@lexus54 (3576)
• Singapore
5 Jul 07
I think there is no better or worse - it depends on which is available when you need to refer to a dictionary. I have three dictionaries at home. I refer to them from time to time. But if I happen to be on the internet, online dictionaries can be very handy, because you can get your answers to the meaning of words very quickly without the need to get off your chair and walk to the bookshelf to get a physical dictionary. But of course online dictionaries are available only when you are connected to the internet.
• India
6 Jul 07
ya,i got u dude.thanks for ur reply
• Brazil
12 Jul 07
Pocket ones. Turning on the computer is just too time consuming. But if the computer is already on, then the computer one is faster, because typing is way faster than searching the dictionario.
@callarse1 (4786)
• United States
6 Jul 07
I like both of them. There are many internet dictionary that have so much more than a pocket dictionary. For example, I have a pocket dictionary, but it doesn't have some words so I have to look in another dictionary. However, if I am not on the internet, then a pocket dictionary is good. Sometimes you aren't near the internet, right? Pablo
@senthil2k (1501)
• India
5 Jul 07
For me, I should say the Mobile Dictionary is the quickest for me for my quick reference. I have installed a Dictionary in my mobile itself, which I use most of the time for my references. Also, Computer Dictionary is better than the paper dictionary, since you can easily find the word in the Digital Dictionary rather than the Paper dictionary.
• United States
5 Jul 07
I personally would prefer a computer dictionary. Sure, pocket dictionaries are nice for things that are on the go, but when it comes to sittin gin front of my computer, it's just so much faster for me to look them up on a computer dictionary. I have a couple pocket dictionaries in my room, though, and I use those on my computer that doesn't have internet. If it has internet, though, I'm going to thesaurus.com or dictionary.com for the words I need instead of looking them up on a book version. Besides, the internet sites happen to give multiple excerpts from different dictionaries - that way, I get more than one. Yay.
@chrisken (85)
5 Jul 07
Definitely a pocket one, computers make you lazy, they are great to get things done quickly but if you don't have to think because the computer does all the work for you, your mind is not so alert. I always have a dictionary to hand wherever I am.