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Description

Transform your English with Collins COBUILD Advanced American English Dictionary [Second edition]. Learn to use English the way native speakers do, understand words, and improve your pronunciation.

Created especially for learners, this app brings together our best ever COBUILD dictionary with new features only possible on your Apple device. With simple, elegant design and clever features, COBUILD is now easier than ever to use.

Collins COBUILD Advanced American English Dictionary [Second edition] was published in October 2016.

FEATURES of APP

- Optimized for iOS 11
- Optimized for 3D Touch
- Fast pattern-match search (*, ?, vowel, consonant and group of letters) for crossword solving
- Search within entries, idioms and examples
- Customize search options (starts/ends with, appears in idioms/examples)
- Pronunciation audio available offline (40,000 words)
- ”Jump” feature – touch any word anywhere in the dictionary to go to the definition
- Automatic correction of misspelled
- Bookmark and history functions
- iCloud Bookmark
- Supporting “Slide Over” and “Split View” on iPad
- Optimized for Retina and Retina HD display
- Customize UI colors
- Clipboard search
- Search from other apps
- Custom action feature allows users to look up a word in the dictionary from within other apps
- Search for other MONOKAKIDO apps
- VoiceOver speaks contents

FEATURES of CONTENTS

- Simple, clear definitions taken from natural English as it is really used
- Full human-voice headword audio in standard American pronunciation
- Words divided into levels of frequency, helping you choose the important words to study
- Thesaurus feature helps you improve your vocabulary
- Pronunciation feature helps you identify tricky words and learn to pronounce them
- Usage feature helps you choose the right words for the right situation
- Word partnerships highlight helpful word patterns (collocations)
- Word Webs present related vocabulary and information in context to help understanding
- Style labels tell you whether a word is formal, offensive, funny, old-fashioned etc.
- Cultural notes on important events, traditions and customs to help your understanding
- List of tricky irregular verbs to watch out for
- Explanation of grammatical terms, helpful instructions on how to get the very best out of your COBUILD dictionary and much more

Collins COBUILD Advanced American English Dictionary [Second edition]

This new edition of the Collins COBUILD American Advanced Dictionary offers up-to-date coverage of today's English in a clear, attractive format.
This dictionary is ideal for upper intermediate and advanced learners of American English. It covers all the words, phrases and idioms that students need to learn and master to be able to speak and write effective American English. With full-sentence definitions written in simple, natural English, this dictionary is easy to use and understand. The examples, taken from the 4.5-billion-word Collins Corpus, show learners how the words are used in authentic contexts.

The dictionary offers a wealth of knowledge and provides extensive help with grammar, including grammar patterns and a grammar reference in the supplement. A wide range of vocabulary-building features, encourage students to expand and improve their accuracy and fluency.

The Collins COBUILD American Advanced Dictionary provides invaluable and detailed guidance on the English language, and is the complete reference tool for learners of American English.

 $18.99 in iOS App Store

Screenshots

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Version History

Launched Jun 22, 2012 (almost 7 years ago).

Releasing new versions every 3 months, on average.

Mar 04
2019
(Current)
Version 3.2.2

• Added function to migrate to the integrated version of dictionary app "Dictionaries".
• Optimized to the screen size of the new iPhone and iPad.

Nov 01
2017
Version 3.2.1

Fixed for iPhone X

Oct 05
2017
Version 3.2

- Add support for iOS 11
- Add support for Drag & Drop on iPad. You can drag a word from another app (e.g. iBooks) and drop into this app for searching the word.

Mar 30
2017
Version 3.1.1

Changes in version 3.1.1
- Fixed a bug that crashes when you switch the background color to black on iOS 10.3. We are so sorry to trouble you.

Changes in version 3.1

- Improved the usability of the bookmark button.
- Improved the text layout in the search results.
- Added “Copy URL scheme” button in the More tab.
- Added Black and Sepia background color.
- Added contrast adjustment of text color.

Mar 28
2017
Version 3.1

Changes in version 3.1

- Improved the usability of the bookmark button.
- Improved the text layout in the search results.
- Added “Copy URL scheme” button in the More tab.
- Added Black and Sepia background color.
- Added contrast adjustment of text color.

Nov 02
2016
Version 3.0.2

- Fix layout bug for synonyms and antonyms.

Nov 02
2016
Version 3.0.1

- Fix layout bug for synonyms and antonyms.

Oct 31
2016
Version 3.0

Updated the dictionary contents to Second edition (published in October 2016)!
You can get brand-new COBUILD with this free update.

Collins COBUILD Advanced American English Dictionary [Second edition]

This new edition of the Collins COBUILD American Advanced Dictionary offers up-to-date coverage of today's English in a clear, attractive format.
This dictionary is ideal for upper intermediate and advanced learners of American English. It covers all the words, phrases and idioms that students need to learn and master to be able to speak and write effective American English. With full-sentence definitions written in simple, natural English, this dictionary is easy to use and understand. The examples, taken from the 4.5-billion-word Collins Corpus, show learners how the words are used in authentic contexts.

The dictionary offers a wealth of knowledge and provides extensive help with grammar, including grammar patterns and a grammar reference in the supplement. A wide range of vocabulary-building features, encourage students to expand and improve their accuracy and fluency.

The Collins COBUILD American Advanced Dictionary provides invaluable and detailed guidance on the English language, and is the complete reference tool for learners of American English.

Sep 26
2016
Version 2.4

- Supporting iOS 10

May 24
2016
Version 2.3.1

- "Activate English Keyboard" switch was added to the setting. By turning off the "Activate English Keyboard" prevents switching to the English keyboard automatically when you are using third-party keyboard.

Oct 08
2015
Version 2.3

for iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s

- 3D Touch Quick Actions: Added 3D Touch Quick Actions to the COBUILD icon. On iPhone 6s and 6s Plus you can open directly Search, Bookmarks and History view with Quick Actions. And you can directly search clipboard with Quick Action.
- 3D Touch Peek and Pop: On iPhone 6s and 6s Plus you can Peek the definition in Search, Bookmarks and History with a light press and you can Pop it with a deeper press.

Sep 17
2015
Version 2.2.1

- Added support for new multi-tasking features on iPad (iOS 9 required)
- Improved the UI on iPad
- Improved the UI on iPhone 6 Plus landscape mode
- Added pattern search function
- Fixed other minor problems

Sep 14
2015
Version 2.2

- Added support for new multi-tasking features on iPad (iOS 9 required)
- Improved the UI on iPad
- Improved the UI on iPhone 6 Plus landscape mode
- Added pattern search function
- Fixed other minor problems

Nov 09
2014
Version 2.1.2

- Bug Fix

Oct 14
2014
Version 2.1.1

- Bug Fix

Sep 17
2014
Version 2.1

- Compatible with iOS 8
- Compatible with iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus
- Custom Action Extension is available on iOS 8.

Jun 05
2014
Version 2.0.4

- Added cooperation with "Collins English Dictionary 11th edition" and "Collins COBUILD Advanced Dictionary".
- Optimized for 64-bit architecture.

Oct 10
2013
Version 2.0.3

- Fix a minor problem.

Oct 07
2013
Version 2.0.2

- Bug fix.

Sep 26
2013
Version 2.0.1

- Fixed the problem that the icon is not displayed correctly on iOS 5. If the icon does not recover, please remove the app from the home screen and install again.
- Revived “Shake to Clear”.
- Improved the icon.
- Bug fix.

Sep 18
2013
Version 2.0

- Redesign user interface.
- You can choose theme color.
- Improved usability on 4-inch screen.
- You can change the font size of the list.
- You can refresh the search field by pulling the search list.
- Increased the number of recordable history to 500.

Jan 15
2013
Version 1.2

- Support “WISDOM2 (ウィズダム英和・和英辞典 2)”.
- Add backward and exact matches.
- Search in the examples, highlight the keyword that was hit.
- Enable to set the font size more precisely.
- Add “Search Clipboard” option.

Oct 24
2012
Version 1.1

- iOS 6
- iPhone 5, iPod touch (5th generation)
- Sync Bookmark with iCloud (iOS 6 or later)

Jul 10
2012
Version 1.0.1

- Add Japanese Localization

Jun 22
2012
Version 1.0

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