When you updated your iPhone and iPad to iOS5 several months ago, you may have missed this: There is a built-in dictionary in your device that you can access from almost anywhere.
For the purpose of my example, I used Notepad, but you can also get the definition of a word in an email, a blogpost, a news story … almost anywhere.
Here is a sentence typed with notepad:
When you come across a word and you would like to see its definition, just ‘touch-and-hold’ and then ‘release’ the word for a moment.
A small menu will appear, with several choices. Tap on “define” .
Tap “define” and up pops the dictionary definition.
Since I am in the habit of using the built-in dictionary within the Kindle app, I now use this built-in dictionary quite often, as well. It’s just a matter of knowing that it is there….and then remembering to use it! 🙂