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10.4: See a list of related words in the Dictionary widget Apps
When you look up a word, phrase, abbreviation, etc, in the Dictionary Dashboard widget, you will see a little half-circle to the left that contains the first letter of the item you looked up.

Clicking on that half-circle will bring up a list of related words, or words having the orginal word in them. For example, look up memory and then click on the "M" in the half-circle to see a list of words starting with memory bank, memory banks, etc. Clicking any of those words/phrases will jump to that entry in the dictionary. If you don't select a word, clicking the "M" again will return you to the definition of memory. I have used this semi-hidden feature a good many times now -- and it also works in Thesaurus mode.
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10.4: See a list of related words in the Dictionary widget
Authored by: KingDoom on May 19, '07 07:24:56AM

This is a great hint. Also, I found that after you click the letter in the widget and see the list of related words, you can enter a new word in the box and it wll narrow it down with a related list. This works even if the new word is unrelated.

For example, type "memory," click the "M" on the left side of the widget, then type "rain." You'll get a list of words related to "rain."



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10.4: See a list of related words in the Dictionary widget
Authored by: arezeeman on May 22, '07 11:20:13AM

Another useful keystroke is typing command-period in the search box, which will give you a list of words that start with whatever letters you've already entered. For instance, type 'hint' and then command-period and a select-from list will pop up with...

hint
hint's
hinted
hinter
(etc...)

This keystroke works in searchlight and other searchlight-like boxes (in Mail, for instance) but I haven't seen it documented anywhere.

What I'd like to find is a keystroke that collapses the definition window, so I don't have to mouse over to the little grey x.



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