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Paragon Software Launches Six Most Popular Explanatory and Bilingual Merriam-Webster’s Dictionaries for Android Phones
Original Dictionary Content, Audio Pronunciations, Search from the Home Screen and Multiple Options to Check Word Definitions, Spelling, Synonyms, Usage Samples
[February 05, 2010]

Mobile World Congress, SPAIN – February, 2010 – Paragon Software Group, a leading software developer for mobile devices and desktop PCs, has launched the series of Merriam-Webster’s bilingual and explanatory dictionaries for Android phones. The product line includes Merriam-Webster's Collegiate® Dictionary, Eleventh Edition; Webster's Third New International Dictionary, Unabridged; Merriam-Webster’s Medical Dictionar; Merriam-Webster’s Pocket; The Merriam-Webster Dictionary; Merriam-Webster's English-French Dictionary and Merriam-Webster's English-Spanish Dictionary. The original dictionary titles from America’s foremost publisher were adapted for the mobile screen and supplemented with the new functionality providing fastest definition look-up, audio pronunciations, finger-friendly interface, ‘Search by Voice’ option (enabled by Google), ‘Word of the Day’ widget and search option directly on the Home screen. Paragon’s advanced Slovoed engine compresses even the weightiest content to minimal memory space. The traditional printed version of Merriam-Webster’s Third New International Dictionary, Unabridged, for example, weighs in at 12.5 pounds (5,6 kg), has 2,662 pages and measures 4 inches (10,2 cm) thick, but occupies just ~750 Кb on your tiny mobile device.

America’s most comprehensive and authoritative dictionary, Merriam-Webster’s Third New International Dictionary, Unabridged provides the most extensive coverage of American English. Its database contains more than 257,244 entries and 700,000 definitions with more than 143,000 etymologies detailing word origins, 100,000 quotations and 1,100 synonymous paragraphs. Once installed, the dictionary can be accessed anywhere, anytime, without Internet connection or additional charges.

The largest and most popular college dictionary, Merriam-Webster's Collegiate® Dictionary, Eleventh Edition includes over 90,000 entries and 225,000 definitions containing more than 10,000 new words and meanings.

Merriam-Webster's French-English Dictionary provides the most extensive coverage of Canadian French with more than 80,000 entry words and phrases and 100,000 translations, as well as abundant examples of words used in context. Merriam-Webster's Spanish-English Dictionary covers Latin American and European Spanish, and contains more than 80,000 entries and 100,000 translations.


  • Word search option on the Home screen. The dictionary can be used as a search source in the phone’s Global search feature, search results will be shown in the ‘Quick Search Box’ widget.
  • Morphology module to look-up words in any grammatical form.
  • Search by voice. Speak the word instead of typing it in the dictionary.
  • English audio pronunciations recorded by native speakers.
  • Fuzzy Search helps in case of misspelling. Just enter a wrong variant and get a list of similar words.
  • Wildcard Search finds words even if the user does not know its exact spelling using “?” and “*” symbols to replace the missing.
  • Integration with Flash Cards application to quiz the comprehension.
  • Word of the day widget for the Home screen for daily word check. A random entry from the dictionary is changed daily.
  • Dictionary installation on memory cards.
  • Hyperlinks between related articles and directions.
  • Search History feature shows the last 20 words looked up.
  • No Internet connection required: simply download the dictionary to your device and use it with no further expense incurred.

Compatibility: All Android-based devices.

Webster's Third New International Dictionary, Unabridged is available for 59. 95 USD (54,95 EUR – incl. VAT). Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, Eleventh Edition, Merriam-Webster Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster's English-French Dictionary and Merriam-Webster's English-Spanish Dictionary are available for 24. 95 USD (18,95 EUR – incl. VAT). The Merriam-Webster Dictionary is available for 19. 95 USD (17,95 EUR – incl. VAT). Merriam-Webster Pocket Dictionary is available for 14. 95 USD (10,95 EUR – incl. VAT). Merriam-Webster’s dictionaries for Android are available via download from or Android Market at

About Paragon Software Group

Paragon Software Group’s Smart Handheld Devices & Epocware divisions offer software for a diverse classes of smartphones (Android, bada, BlackBerry, iPhone, iPod touch, Java, Windows Mobile, Symbian OS) and desktop PCs, including multilingual, on-line handwriting recognition, localization, business and productivity applications, games, 200+ multilingual dictionaries and encyclopedias. PSG has offices in the USA, Germany, Japan, and Russia delivering its solutions to consumers through a network of operators, distributors, resellers, and OEMs as well as online through the company’s website. PSG provides technology to a host of world class companies and partners including HTC, Microsoft, Motorola, Nokia, Samsung, and Sony Ericsson. To learn more about Paragon Software Group's diverse product lines, please visit:
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