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Game changing feature: starred words in dictionnary :)

Jérôme Flipo [PersonRank 10]

Tuesday, November 24, 2009
13 years ago5,238 views

Just like Starred Items in Maps, Docs and Reader, Starred Messages in Gmail, and Bookmarks in Web History, we now have Starred Words in Dictionnary

Hopefully, one day Google will make its "favorite" features consistent across all its products (idem for shared items) and introduce stars in Wave. They could even add a "favorite items" sections in and Docs (i.e for Chrome OS too).

Franta H. [PersonRank 6]

13 years ago #

What could be a usecase for these starred words?

Jérôme Flipo [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

[put at-character here]Franta
At work, I come across many technical terms and acronyms I define using Google Definitions/Translate.

I'm not familiar with them – sometimes even after having looked them up multiple times, so a wordlist could be of great help. Moreover, I frequently check them on my iPhone and a one-click action to save them in one place would be sweet.

By the way, I still can't get why they don't merge, with|en&q=consistency.

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