How do you cite a dictionary definition in your paper and on works cited?

I am on the Son of Citation Machine website as well, but do not really know what information to plug in it. Thanks!

Update:

MLA and no online dictionary, a regular paper book one. I know who uses actual books anymore? LOL :)

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  • ijc
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    1 decade ago
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    Are you using APA, MLA, or another?

    Anyway hope the following helps (examples at the end): A citation of any online dictionary or thesaurus should include the following information:

    headword of the entry cited (in quotes)

    title of the source (in italics)

    date the dictionary or thesaurus was published, posted, or revised (Use the copyright date noted at the bottom of this and every page of the Merriam-Webster Dictionary.)

    full URL of the site (up to and including the file name)

    date you accessed the dictionary (in parentheses)

    Here are three ways you might cite the entry for hacker in the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary, if you accessed it on May 8, 2008.

    "hacker." Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary. 2008. http://www.merriam-webster.com/ (8 May 2008).

    MLA Style:

    "hacker." Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary. 2008. Merriam-Webster Online.

    7 May 2008 <http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hacker%3...

    APA Style:

    hacker. 2008. In Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary.

    Retrieved May 7, 2008, from http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hacker

  • 4 years ago

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    How do you cite a dictionary definition in your paper and on works cited?

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  • 1 decade ago

    Traditionally, you would treat a dictionary just like any other book reference: title, publisher, publish date, page, etc.

    If you are using an online dictionary, I'm not sure. But in general you provide all the information that someone else would need in order to find the same data.

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  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    THOTILYAL

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