gnome-dictionary

Section: User Commands (1)
Updated: Jan 2 2005
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NAME

gnome-dictionary - Look up words on dictionaries  

SYNOPSIS

gnome-dictionary

gnome-dictionary [options]

or select Dictionary from the Accessories submenu of the Applications menu.  

DESCRIPTION

GNOME Dictionary provides dictionary definitions of words, using a dictionary source.

For full documentation see the GNOME Dictionary online help.

 

OPTIONS

--look-up word
Looks up the specified word using the pre-defined dictionary source.
-s source or --source source
Uses the specified source for looking up words. This does not affect the global settings.
-l or --list-sources
Lists all the sources available.
-n or --no-window
Using this switch with the --look-up will print the defintions found on the console without launching the GUI.
--help
Display help information.
 

CONFIGURATION

All the configuration is handled using GConf.  

AUTHOR

GNOME Dictionary was originally written by Spiros Papadimitriou (<spapadim+@cs.cmu.edu>), Mike Hughes (<mfh@psilord.com>) and Bradford Hovinen (<hovinen@udel.edu>).

Emmanuele Bassi (<ebassi@gmail.com>) rewrote it from scratch.

This manual page was originally written by Jochen Voss <voss@mathematik.uni-kl.de>.

 

SEE ALSO

dict(1), dictd(8), http://www.dict.org/, RFC 2229


 

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SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
OPTIONS
CONFIGURATION
AUTHOR
SEE ALSO

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