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The New Oxford American Dictionary
Oxford American Thesaurus of Current English
Garner's Modern American Usage
MODEL
PW-E550
ELECTRONIC DICTIONARY
OPERATION MANUAL
• Getting Started ............................................................................ 2
• Using the New Oxford American Dictionary ............................ 14
• Using Garner's Modern American Usage ............................... 20
• Using the Super jump function ................................................ 22
• Using the History function ....................................................... 24
• Using the Calculator function .................................................. 25
• Using the Converter function ................................................... 26
• Appendices .............................................................................. 28
• Introductions to the Dictionaries .............................................. 31
• Product Support ....................................................................... 52
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  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    The New Oxford American Dictionary Oxford American Thesaurus of Current English Garner's Modern American Usage MODEL PW-E550 ELECTRONIC DICTIONARY OPERATION MANUAL • Getting Started ... 2 • Using the New Oxford American Dictionary ... 14 • Using the Oxford American Thesaurus of Current English ... 18 •...
  • Page 2 • Do not apply excessive physical pressure on the LCD panel because the glass material may break. • Do not drop the PW-E550 or apply excessive force to it. Bending the unit unduly can damage it. • Do not subject the PW-E550 to extreme temperatures. Do not expose the unit to an extremely humid or dusty environment.
  • Page 3 CONTENTS Getting Started Using the PW-E550 for the first time ... 2 Layout ... 5 Basic Operation ... 7 Set-up Menu ... 11 Inputting Characters ... 12 Using the New Oxford American Dictionary Looking up a word (Filter search) ... 14 Phrase search ...15...
  • Page 4: Getting Started

    Getting Started Using the PW-E550 for the first time Be sure to perform the following operations before using the PW-E550 for the first time. 1. Set the battery replacement switch on the bottom of the unit to the ‘REPLACE BATTERY’ position.
  • Page 5 Auto power off function To save the battery, the PW-E550 will automatically turn its power off if no key operations are detected for a set period of time. The initial activation interval setting is 5 minutes, but it can be adjusted by following the directions on page 12.
  • Page 6 Data contained in the PW-E550 The dictionary data contained in this unit are based on the following dictionaries: • New Oxford American Dictionary © Oxford University Press 2001 • The Oxford American Thesaurus of Current English © Oxford University Press 1999 •...
  • Page 7: Layout

    Layout Display symbols Display (Refer to the next page for details) Dictionary/function selection key Menu key Font size shift key Clear key Power on/off key Back space key 2nd function key Page scroll key Utility keys for Dictionaries Escape key Cursor keys Enter key...
  • Page 8 Key assignments : Opens the input screen for the New Oxford American Dictionary : Opens the input screen for the Oxford American Thesaurus of Current English : Opens the input screen for Garner's Modern American Usage : Opens the input screen for the spell checker : Opens the calculator function screen : Opens the history list of each Dictionary : Brings up a ‘digest’...
  • Page 9: Basic Operation

    In this section, the basic search operation is described. For details, refer to the manual chapter for each dictionary. <Example> Find definitions of ‘sharp’ in the New Oxford American Dictionary . 1. Press d to display the input screen for the New Oxford American Dictionary , then input ‘sha’.
  • Page 10 List view: selecting an item; scrolling Press d to display the initial screen of the New Oxford American Dictionary , then press e. The list view of the New Oxford American Dictionary appears. Selecting an item or a word Use the corresponding number key to the index number on the left of each item, or use the { or } key to place the cursor on the desired item, followed by pressing the e key.
  • Page 11 Detailed view: scrolling Press d, then type A, and e. The detailed view with definitions appears. Browsing contents above/below the screen ‘ ’ and/or ‘ ’ may appear on the left side of the screen, indicating that more information can be browsed by scrolling up/down the view.
  • Page 12 Listing a summary of detailed view items (q) The Quick view function suppresses some examples and additional information, and lists the main sections and senses from each detailed view entry. Use this function to browse quickly through the summary of an entry. <Example>...
  • Page 13: Set-up Menu

    Note: Using the r key will display the following: • The New Oxford American Dictionary • Usage notes • Additional (boxed) information • Oxford American Thesaurus of Current English • Additional information • Garner’s Modern American Usage • Additional information Set-up Menu Press m to display the main menu, then press 5.
  • Page 14: Inputting Characters

    Setting the Auto power off activation time This product automatically turns its power off to save the battery. The auto power off time is set to five minutes by default. 1. Press m, 5, then 2. The Auto power off setting screen appears.
  • Page 15 • Convert uppercase letters to lowercase. <Example> Word • Spell out the numbers when applicable. <Example> Word • Enter ‘and’ instead of ‘&’. • To enter ‘£’, place ‘l’ instead. • When searching for a word with accented characters (such as ‘ü’, ‘á’, etc.), enter their unaccented equivalents via the keypad (such as ‘u’, ‘a’, etc.).
  • Page 16: Using The New Oxford American Dictionary

    Using the New Oxford American Dictionary In this Dictionary, definitions of a word can be found by entering its spelling. Features such as Phrase search, Crossword solver, and Anagram solver are also available. Looking up a word (Filter search) A definition of a word can be looked up by inputting its spelling. <Example>...
  • Page 17: Phrase Search

    Phrase search To search for idioms or phrasal verbs, enter no more than three words in the input field. The phrases containing ALL the entered words can be searched for. <Example> Search for a phrase containing ‘take’ and ‘care’. 1. Press d to open the New Oxford American Dictionary . Press } once to place the cursor at the ‘Phrase search’, then press e.
  • Page 18: Anagram Solver

    Anagram solver A word or series of letters can be entered to find any matching anagrams found in the New Oxford American Dictionary . <Example> Find anagrams for ‘dear’. 1. Press d to open the New Oxford American Dictionary . Press the } three times to place the cursor at the ‘Anagram solver’, then press e.
  • Page 19: Further Information

    4. In the list, select a desired word using the number keys. The detailed view with descriptions of the word is displayed. • If a word selected is not in its original form, and cannot be found as a headword, then the detailed view of the word's original form will be displayed. It may be necessary to scroll down within the detailed view to find the desired word form.
  • Page 20: Using The Oxford American Thesaurus Of Current English

    Using the Oxford American Thesaurus of Current English Input a word in this Thesaurus to find its synonyms, as well as antonyms and other related terms in the detailed view. Looking up a word (Filter search) Find a set of related words by inputting the spelling of a given word. <Example>...
  • Page 21: Phrase Search

    Phrase search To search for idioms or phrasal verbs, enter no more than three words in the input field. The phrases containing ALL the entered words can be searched for. <Example> Search for a phrase containing ‘make’ and ‘up’, and find its synonyms. 1.
  • Page 22: Using Garner's Modern American Usage

    Using Garner's Modern American Usage Input a word or an essay's title in Garner's Modern American Usage to find the latest American English usages. A word can also be searched in the Select Glossary. Searching by a word or an essay’s title (Filter search) <Example>...
  • Page 23: Select Glossary

    Select Glossary Search for a word’s definition in the Select Glossary. <Example> Find a definition of ‘lexicology’. 1. Press g, } then e to open the Select Glossary input screen of Garner’s Modern American Usage . 2. Input ‘lexico’. As you type, options are narrowed. If the desired word is found, then you do not need to type any more letters.
  • Page 24: Using The Super Jump Function

    Using the Super jump function Use the Super jump function to select any word in the detailed view of each dictionary, then initiate a search based on the selected word. How to use the Super jump function <Example> Initiate a Super jump search via the New Oxford American Dictionary . 1.
  • Page 25 Specifying a Dictionary to jump to In step 4 above, press d, t or g instead of pressing e, to specify the Dictionary to jump to. Note icon in the Super jump window When the Note icon appears in the Super jump window, press r and e to view the contents.
  • Page 26: Using The History Function

    Using the History function Use the History function to recall a headword or phrase previously searched in the Dictionaries. How to use the History function <Example> Recall the search history in the New Oxford American Dictionary . 1. Press d to open the New Oxford American Dictionary . 2.
  • Page 27: Using The Calculator Function

    Using the Calculator function The built-in calculator in the Electronic Dictionary can perform twelve-digit arithmetic calculations with memory function. To access the Calculator function, press a. Prior to initiating calculations • Before performing any calculation, press @ @ b to clear the memory and the display.
  • Page 28: Using The Converter Function

    Using the Converter function The Converter function consists of two converters: the Currency converter, and the Metric converter. Currency converter Setting a currency rate One conversion rate can be set. <Example> Set the following rate: US$1 = C = 0.7 1.
  • Page 29: Metric Converter

    Metric converter Conversions between different units of measurement (length, mass, etc.) can be performed. <Example> Convert 40 feet to meters. 1. Press m 4 2 to access the Metric converter. 2. Use { } to select ‘Converter [length2]’. 3. Input ‘40’. You may input a simple formula, such as ‘25 + 15 =’, instead. 4.
  • Page 30: Appendices

    Appendices Replacing the battery Battery used • Use only the specified alkaline battery. Type Size / Model Alkaline battery Size “AAA” / LR03 Precautions • Fluid from a leaking battery accidentally entering an eye could result in serious injury. Should this occur, wash with clean water and immediately consult a doctor.
  • Page 31: Reset Procedure If Trouble Occurs

    1. Press the RESET switch located on the bottom of the unit with the tip of a ball-point pen or similar object. Do not use an object with a breakable or sharp tip. The message ‘Do you want to initialize?’ appears. 2. Press Y to initialize the unit.
  • Page 32: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting Solutions to possible symptoms may be found here. The unit cannot be switched on. • Check if the battery is drained. See page 28. • Check the battery replacement switch; it should be set at the ‘NORMAL OPERATION’ position. See page 2. •...
  • Page 33: Introductions To The Dictionaries

    Introductions to the Dictionaries The New Oxford American Dictionary Introduction The New Oxford American Dictionary has been compiled according to principles that are quite different from those of traditional American dictionaries. New types of evidence are now available in sufficient quantity to allow lexicographers to construct a picture of the language that is more accurate than has been possible before.
  • Page 34 (a) figurative extension of the core sense, e.g., HEADWORD: backbone CORE SENSE: the series of vertebrae extending from the skull to the pelvis; the spine. SUBSENSE: figurative the chief support of a system or organization; the mainstay: EXAMPLE: these firms are the backbone of our industrial sector. HEADWORD: bankrupt CORE SENSE: (of a person or organization) declared in law unable to pay outstanding debts:...
  • Page 35 Specialist Vocabulary One of the most important uses of a dictionary is to provide explanations of terms in specialized fields that are unfamiliar to a general user. Yet in many traditional dictionaries, the definitions have been written by specialists as if for other specialists, and as a result the definitions are often opaque and difficult for the general user to understand.
  • Page 36 Grammar In recent years, grammar has begun to enjoy greater prominence than in the past few decades. It is once again being taught explicitly in schools throughout the United States. In addition, there is a recognition that different meanings of a word are closely associated with different lexical and syntactic patterns.
  • Page 37 mark those cases in which predicative use would be less usual. [predic.]: used to mark an adjective that is normally used predicatively, i.e., comes after the verb, e.g., ajar in the door was ajar (not the ajar door ). [postpositive]: used to mark an adjective that is used postpositively, i.e., typically comes immediately after the noun that it modifies (such uses are unusual in English and generally arise because the adjective has been adopted from a language where postpositive use is standard), e.g., galore in there were prizes...
  • Page 38 Examples The New Oxford American Dictionary contains many more examples of words in use than any other comparable dictionary. Generally, they are there to show typical uses of the word or sense. All examples are authentic, in that they represent actual usage.
  • Page 39 meaning change of any kind is inherently suspect. For examples of notes on such issues, see preposition, due and hopefully. The usage notes in the New Oxford American Dictionary take the view that English is English, not Latin, and that English is, like all living languages, subject to change. Good usage is usage that gets the speaker’s or writer’s message across, not usage that conforms to some arbitrary rules that fly in the face of historical fact or current evidence.
  • Page 40 World English English is spoken as a first language by more than 300 million people throughout the world, and used as a second language by many millions more. It is the language of international communication in business, diplomacy, sports, science, technology, and countless other fields.
  • Page 41 Variant spellings The main form of each word given in the New Oxford American Dictionary is always the standard American spelling. If there is a standard variant, e.g., a standard British spelling variant, this is indicated at the top of the entry and is cross-referred if its alphabetical position is more than five entries distant from the main entry.
  • Page 42 • present participles dropping a final silent e and adding - ing to the stem, e.g., change → changing; dance → dancing Other forms are given in the dictionary, notably for: • verbs that inflect by doubling a consonant, e.g., bat → batted, batting •...
  • Page 43 Key to the Pronunciations This dictionary uses a simple respelling system to show how entries are pro- nounced, using the symbols listed below. Generally, only the first of two or more identical headwords will have a pronunciation respelling. Where a derivative simply adds a common suffix such as -less, -ness, or -ly to the headword, the derivative may not have a pronunciation respelling unless some other element of the pronunciation also changes.
  • Page 44 Foreign Sounds as in Bach |bä A fricative consonant pronounced with the tongue in the same position as for |k|, as in German Buch and ich , or Scottish loch . "roo - t|, Rodin |ro - "dæ as in en route |ä The | | does not represent a consonant;...
  • Page 45: Oxford American Thesaurus Of Current English

    Oxford American Thesaurus of Current English Guide to The Oxford American Thesaurus of Current English HEADWORDS The text of The Oxford American Thesaurus of Current English is organized under headwords, which are displayed in bold type. The headwords are listed in strict alphabetical order.
  • Page 46 GROUPS WITHIN SENSES In general, the synonyms in an entry are separated by commas. However, there are cases in which the words fall naturally into two or more distinct groups, which are separated by semicolons. There are various reasons for subdividing a sense in this way: Grammatical Differences Within a given sense, some synonyms may function differently from others.
  • Page 47: Garner's Modern American Usage

    Garner’s Modern American Usage LIST OF ESSAY ENTRIES This data contains essentially two types of entries: (1) word entries, which discuss a particular word or set of words; and (2) essay entries, which address larger questions of usage and style. For ease of reference, the essay entries-whose titles appear throughout the data in capitals-are listed below.
  • Page 48 B. Which to Use-Suffixes or more and most? C. Be-Verbs Repeated After DATES Comparatives D. The Double Comparative E. Greater of A [or] B; greater of A [and] B F. Absolute Adjectives COMPUTERESE DENIZEN LABELS CONCORD DIACRITICAL MARKS A. Subject-Verb Disagreement DIALECT B.
  • Page 49 B. Versus Endnotes FOR-; FORE- FORMAL WORDS -FREE FUDGE WORDS FUNCTIONAL VARIATION A. Generally -IC; -ICAL B. Nouns as Adjectives C. Adjectives as Nouns -ILE; -INE D. Nouns as Verbs ILLOGIC E. Adjectives as Verbs F. Prepositions as Adverbs or Particles G.
  • Page 50 OBSCURITY PLURALS OFFICIALESE -OR; -OUR OVERSTATEMENT OXYMORONS A. Generally B. Plural PARALLELISM A. Generally B. Parts of Speech C. Phrases and Clauses D. Content PASSIVE VOICE POINTING WORDS A. Generally B. The Double Passive PER- PORTMANTEAU WORDS PERIPHRASIS POSSESSIVES PHRASAL ADJECTIVES A.
  • Page 51 D. American and British Systems E. Ellipses RE- PAIRS REDUNDANCY SPLIT INFINITIVES REMOTE RELATIVES A. Generally B. The Exceptional which RETRONYMS RUN-ON SENTENCES SENTENCE ADVERBS STANDARD ENGLISH SENTENCE ENDS SUBJECT-VERB AGREEMENT SENTENCE LENGTH SESQUIPEDALITY SET PHRASES SEXISM A. Generally B. The Pronoun Problem C.
  • Page 52 LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS adj. = adjective adv. = adverb AHD = The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language (4th ed. 2000) Am. = American AmE = American English arch. = archaic A.S. = Anglo-Saxon Aus. = Australian Br. = British BrE = British English c.
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  • Page 54: Product Support

    Please register on our website so we can keep you up-to-date as new products and services become available. Product Registration and Support http://www.sharpusa.com/PWE550 If you have read the electronic dictionary operation manual, but you still require product support, you can: Call a SHARP Customer Assistance Center 630-378-3590...
  • Page 55: Limited Warranty

    In no event shall Sharp be liable, or in any way responsible, for any damages or defects in the Product which were caused by repairs or attempted repairs performed by anyone other than an authorized servicer.
  • Page 56 SHARP ELECTRONICS CORPORATION Sharp Plaza, Mahwah, New Jersey 07430-1163 PRINTED IN CHINA 04DGK (TINSE0743EHZZ)

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