Look up the Medical Glossary (Part 3)

Hello everyone, thank you for accompanying #Anhvanyds all the time. New Year comes, the #Anhvanyds team would like to wish you and your family a healthy, peaceful year, always working hard and constantly working hard!

In today’s article, #Anhvanyds will open the New Year’s bowl with a few super cool words to help you fully exploit the OALD app (Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary) so that there are no new words in the new year.

With the OALD app, there are 2 lookup modes that you can use: Simple search and Full text search. You can quickly switch between these 2 lookup modes by switching tabs (Image 1)

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Simple search

To get started, enter the word in the search bar and then choose the word to look up from the list of suggested words below. If you type in the wrong word, a list of “Did you mean…?” will display below suggest some correct words for you to choose from (Image 2)

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Full text search

Full text search allows you to look up words in the headings of the dictionary. This mode will show results in more contexts under the headings: Headwords (entry), Phrasal Verbs (verb phrase), Idioms (idiom) and Examples (example). The results for Headwords will be displayed first (Pictures 3-4). A list of “Did you mean…?” Will also show up in Full text search if you misspell words.

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This search mode is very convenient for looking up verbs (phrasal verbs), phrases (collocations) or idioms (idioms).

Example: “Botox is a neurotoxin derived from Clostridium botulinum”

When looking up, you can type the verb phrase “derive from” in Full text search mode, the results will be displayed below (Photo 5). From there, you click on the best match. Here, the phrase “derive from something / be derived from something” = to come or develop from something (Image 6). Therefore the sentence will be translated as “Botox is a neurotoxin derived from Clostridium botulinum”.

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Let me practice with another example: “Menopause is a natural process that all females will go through”. When looking up, you can type the verb phrase “go through” in Full text search mode to save time looking up words, the suggested results will be displayed below (Photo 7).

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From there, you read to choose the best match (Photo 8-9).

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if a law, contract, etc. goes through, it is officially accepted or completed (if a law, contract,… goes through means it is officially accepted or completed).

to look at or examine something carefully, especially in order to find something carefully review or check something, especially to search).

to study or consider something in detail, especially by repeating it.

to perform a series of actions; to follow a method or procedure (to perform a series of actions; to follow a method or procedure).

to experience or suffer something.

to use up or finish something completely.

We find definition 5 best suited to the context in a sentence. Therefore, the sentence will be translated as: “Chronic obedience is a natural process that all women go through”.

Wildcard search (search by wildcard)

To look up words containing specific letters, you can use Wilcard search (search by wildcard) by using question mark (?) Or asterisk.

. A question mark (?) Will replace a letter, asterisk

will replace one or several letters.
Example: When typing in the search bar “b? G”, the results are all 3-letter words, starting with letter b and ending with letter g (Picture 10).

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When typing in the search bar “b ?? g” will result in all 4-letter words, starting with letter b and ending with letter g (Photo 11).

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When typing in the search bar “b * g” will result in all words starting with letter b and ending with letter g (Photo 12).

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When typing in the search bar “* ing” will show all the words ending with “ing” (Picture 13).

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With these flexible modes, you can look up even misspelled words that you accidentally typed incorrectly. For example, with the word “conscious”, one of the most often misspelled words in English, some might misspell as “consious”, “concious” or “concsious”, … When looking up this word, you can type these misspelled words into the search bar, the results will still show the right “conscious” on the list “Did you mean…?” suggestions for you (Photo 14).

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Or we can type in the search bar for the letters we remember and use the Wildcard search lookup mode to replace the remaining letters with the wildcard characters “con ?? ious” (Picture 15) or ” con * ious ”(Picture 16) to find words
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To further improve your ability to look up vocabulary, you can refer to 2 articles with the same topic “Searching medical terminology – Guide to exploiting Oxford dictionary” part 1 and 2.
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Guide to look up the medical terminology Part 1: here

Guide to look up the medical terminology Part 2: here

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