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EW-B100C
User's Guide
Using a Dictionary
Using the Oxford Learner's
Wordfi nder Dictionary
Using the Practical
English Usage
Multiple Dictionary Search
Useful Dictionary Functions
Using the Calculator

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    EW-B100C User’s Guide Using a Dictionary Using the Oxford Learner’s Wordfi nder Dictionary Using the Practical English Usage Multiple Dictionary Search Useful Dictionary Functions Using the Calculator...

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    Manufacturer: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. 6-2, Hon-machi 1-chome, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 151-8543, Japan Responsible within the European Union: CASIO EUROPE GmbH Casio-Platz 1, 22848 Norderstedt, Germany (This mark applies in EU countries only.) • ® This product includes Font Avenue font(s) licenced by NEC Corporation.

  • Page 3: Before Getting Started

    Unpacking As you unpack your electronic dictionary, check to make sure that the following item is included with it. • One AA-size alkaline battery Other accessories also may be included. Battery • Use only a battery included in the recommended battery list (page 77).

  • Page 4: Loading The Battery For The First Time

    Loading the Battery for the First Time Before using your electronic dictionary for the fi rst time, be sure to perform the following steps to load the LR6 or AA-size alkaline battery that comes with it. While pressing at the point on the battery cover indicated in the illustration, slide the cover in the direction indicated by the...

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    Correct Installation • Spring is not protruding from the side. • Ribbon is extended and is not folded under the battery. • Battery poles (+ and – ends) are facing correctly. Use a ballpoint pen or some similar pointed object to press the RESET button on the back of your electronic dictionary.

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    Check to make sure that “ ● Alkaline” is selected as the battery type. • If you are using a commercially available rechargeable battery in place of the original alkaline battery, use move the cursor (●) to “Ni-MH (Rechargeable)”. After the battery setting is the way you want, press •...

  • Page 7: Display Brightness And Battery Life

    Display Brightness and Battery Life You can adjust the brightness of your electronic dictionary to one of fi ve levels. • The initial factory default setting is 3. The brightness of the display will automatically dim to level 1 if you do not perform any operation for about 30 seconds (under initial default settings).

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    Battery Life • Prolonged use of a bright display setting, and keeping the display illuminated for long periods, can shorten battery life. • When battery power is low, your electronic dictionary may suddenly turn off or display the Battery Setting screen, without displaying the low battery message fi...

  • Page 9: Table Of Contents

    Contents Before Getting Started Unpacking ................1 Battery ..................1 Loading the Battery for the First Time ........ 2 Display Brightness and Battery Life ........5 Introduction Important Precautions ............11 Names of Parts ..............14 Opening the Cover of the Electronic Dictionary ....14 Screen Formats ..............15 Turning Power On and Off ...........

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    Inputting Characters Inputting Alphabetic Characters ........23 Inputting Numbers ............... 24 Correcting an Input Error ............ 25 Using a Dictionary Dictionaries and Functions ..........26 Looking Up a Headword ............27 Looking Up Details About a Term (Phrases, Examples, Comments) ........ 29 Looking Up Phrases .............

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    Using the Practical English Usage Looking Up a Keyword (Keyword Search) ......43 Performing a Topic Search ..........44 Performing an Item Number Search ......... 45 Performing a Search of “130 Common Mistakes” ... 45 Multiple Dictionary Search Multiple Dictionary Search ..........46 Searching for the Same Term in Multiple Dictionaries (Headword Search) ............

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    Using the Calculator Using the Calculator ............63 Basic Arithmetic Calculations ..........64 Constant Calculations ............64 Memory Calculations ............65 Correcting Key Operation Errors ......... 65 Error (“E”) Display ..............66 Confi guring Electronic Dictionary Settings Changing Settings ............... 67 Copyrights Copyright ................

  • Page 13: Introduction

    Continued use creates the risk of fi re and electric shock. Take the following steps immediately. 1 Turn off power. 2 Contact your original retailer or authorized CASIO service centre. • Before assuming malfunction, be sure to check this manual for possible remedies, and check to make sure your problem is not due to low battery power or operational errors.

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    • Keep the electronic dictionary away from your chest (breast pocket, etc.) if you are wearing a pacemaker or other medical device. Magnetism from the electronic dictionary can affect a pacemaker or other device. If you feel any abnormality, immediately move away from the electronic dictionary and contact your physician.

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    Avoid using your electronic dictionary in areas where electrostatic charge is generated. • CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. assumes no responsibility for any loss or claims by third parties arising out of the use of this product. • The contents of this manual are subject to change without notice.

  • Page 16: Names Of Parts

    Names of Parts POWER key (page 16) Keyboard (page 87) Battery Cover (pages 2 and 78) RESET button (pages 3 and 74) Opening the Cover of the Electronic Dictionary Open the cover of your electronic dictionary as shown in the illustration.

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    Screen Formats ■ Quick Search With Quick Search, the list of hits continually updates as you input each character. • You can turn off Quick Search, if you want. When Quick Search is off, the hit list does not appear until you press (page 67).

  • Page 18: Turning Power On And Off

    Turning Power On and Off Power turns on automatically whenever you open the electronic dictionary’s cover, and shuts off automatically when you close it. • You also can turn power on and off by pressing the key. • Power also turns on when you press a Mode key. Turning on power displays the keyword input screen (initial screen) of the selected dictionary/mode.

  • Page 19: Basic Operation

    Basic Operation Selecting a Mode You can select a mode either by performing the applicable mode key operation or by using the MENU screen. ■ To select a mode using a mode key Each press of a mode key displays the initial screen of the dictionary marked above it.

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    Use the cursor keys to move the highlighting to the mode you want to select. Press • This displays the initial screen of the dictionary/mode you selected. The dictionaries/modes are divided into the categories listed below. • English1 Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary (English-English dictionary) Oxford Learner's Thesaurus Oxford Collocations Dictionary •...

  • Page 21: Selecting A Headword Or Screen Item

    Selecting a Headword or Screen Item ■ To select a headword or screen item by highlighting it or moving the cursor ( ● ) to it Use the arrow keys to move the highlighting to a headword, or to select the screen item you want.

  • Page 22: Scrolling Between Screens

    Scrolling Between Screens An up arrow ( ) or down arrow ( ) in the upper right corner of the display indicates that more screen content is available above or below. • Press to scroll from one screen to the next (page scroll). •...

  • Page 23: Using The Dictionary Guide

    Using the Dictionary Guide Dictionary guide information shows the dictionaries/modes that support specifi c types of searches and other functions. It also provides explanations (conventions, how to use, etc.) for each dictionary/mode. ■ To view dictionaries/modes that support specifi c types of searches and other functions Press to display the MENU screen.

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    ■ To view an explanation about a dictionary/mode Select one of the dictionaries/modes. • This will display the initial screen of the selected dictionary/mode. Press , and then press • This function is not supported by certain modes, such as the calculator, etc.

  • Page 25: Inputting Characters

    Inputting Alphabetic Characters Use the keyboard to input alphabetic characters. Example: To input the word “internet” Press the keyboard keys to input the term. • In this example, press: Alphabetic Character Input Rules • Note that all alphabetic characters are input in lower case, regardless of their normal capitalization.

  • Page 26: Inputting Numbers

    Inputting Numbers You can input numbers when editing a Vocabulary List name and on the calculator screen. Entering the Calculator mode automatically changes the keyboard to a number input keyboard. Example: To input 15 Calculator screen Calculator screen While the calculator screen is on the display, press the keyboard keys to input numbers.

  • Page 27: Correcting An Input Error

    Correcting an Input Error You can use any of the following methods to correct input errors and to modify input. ■ To delete a character Use the cursor keys to move the cursor to the left of character you want to delete. Cursor Cursor Press...

  • Page 28: Using A Dictionary

    Dictionaries and Functions The following shows the dictionaries included in your electronic dictionary and where you need to go for more information when you want to perform a specifi c type of look-up. • Basic operations are almost the same in all dictionaries. Any differences are noted in the explanations for each particular dictionary.

  • Page 29: Looking Up A Headword

    Looking Up a Headword • The following explanation and screen shots are based on the English- English dictionary. Select the dictionary you want to use (page 17). Check to make sure that “HEADWORD” is highlighted. Input the term you want to look This example looks up “fish”.

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    , and move the highlighting to the term (headword) you want to select, and then press • This displays the result of the look- • You also can search for a term even if you are unsure of its correct spelling (page 31).

  • Page 31: Looking Up Details About A Term (phrases, Examples, Comments)

    Looking Up Details About a Term (Phrases, Examples, Comments) If you see the icon (example), or (comment or fi gure) on the screen, it means that there is additional information available. • The following explanation and screen shots are based on the English- English dictionary.

  • Page 32: Looking Up Examples And Comments

    Looking Up Examples and Comments Whenever you see on the display, it means that there is example or comment information available for the term you are viewing. When is on the display, press This causes become highlighted. , and to move the highlighting to the icon you want to select, and then press •...

  • Page 33: Looking Up A Term When You Are Unsure Of Its Spelling

    Looking Up a Term when You are Unsure of Its Spelling ■ When you are unsure of specifi c characters You can input the wildcard character (?) in place of characters when you know how many letters a term contains but are unsure of what specifi...

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    Press • This displays a list of hits that resemble the keyword you input. , and to move the highlighting to the term you want to select, and then press • This displays the defi nition of the term. • You can input up to 29 wildcard characters (?) in a single keyword.

  • Page 35: Spell Checking And Searching For An Original Form (spell Check/original Form Search)

    Spell Checking and Searching for an Original Form (Spell Check/Original Form Search) • The following explanation and screen shots are based on the English- English dictionary. • In addition to fi nding terms whose spelling resembles the term you input, the electronic dictionary also will display candidates of what it thinks is the original (unmodifi...

  • Page 36: Looking Up Phrases (phrase Search)

    Looking Up Phrases (Phrase Search) • The following explanation and screen shots are based on the English- English dictionary. Select the dictionary you want to use (page 17). to highlight “PHRASE”. • In the English idioms dictionary, highlight “IDIOM”. In the English phrasal verbs dictionary, highlight “PHRASAL VERB”.

  • Page 37: Looking Up Examples (example Search)

    Looking Up Examples (Example Search) • The following explanation and screen shots are based on the English- English dictionary. Select the dictionary you want to use (page 17). to highlight “EXAMPLE”. Input the words that should be included in the examples. When inputting multiple words, separate them with a space.

  • Page 38: Viewing Writing Tutor

    Viewing Writing Tutor • Writing Tutor can be used to fi nd out how to write text for reports, resumes, letters, e-mail and other types of documents. Writing Tutor uses the English-English dictionary. Press , and highlight “Writing Tutor”, and then press •...

  • Page 39: Looking Up A Keyword (keyword Search)

    Looking Up a Keyword (Keyword Search) • Keyword Search uses the English thesaurus. Press Check to make sure that “KEYWORD” is highlighted. Input the English term you want to look up. This example looks up “act”. A list of hits continually updates as you input each letter of the term.

  • Page 40: Searching For Quasi-synonyms By Category

    Searching for Quasi- synonyms by Category • Category Search uses the English thesaurus. Press to highlight “CATEGORY SEARCH”, and then press to select a quasi-synonym category and then press Input the English term you want to look up. , and to move the highlighting to the English term (keyword) you want to select, and then press •...

  • Page 41: Searching For Common Word Pairs (collocation Search)

    Searching for Common Word Pairs (Collocation Search) • Collocation Search is performed using the English Collocations Dictionary. Press to highlight “COLLOCATION”. Input the term you want to search. When inputting multiple words, separate them with a space. To input “take” and “back” in this example, input “take back”.

  • Page 42: Looking Up A Keyword (keyword Search)

    Looking Up a Keyword (Keyword Search) Press Check to make sure that “KEYWORD” is highlighted. Input the English term you want to look up. This example looks up “enjoy”. A list of hits continually updates as you input each letter of the term. , and move the highlighting to the English term (keyword) you...

  • Page 43: Looking Up Related Terms (related Term Search)

    Looking Up Related Terms (Related Term Search) Press to highlight “RELATED WORD”. Input the English term you want to look up. Press • This displays a list of related terms. , and to move the highlighting to the English related term you want to select, and then press •...

  • Page 44: Looking Up Examples (example Search)

    Looking Up Examples (Example Search) Press to highlight “EXAMPLE”. Perform steps 3 through 5 under “Looking Up Examples (Example Search)” in “Using a Dictionary” (page 35) to search for examples. Performing a Topic Search Press to highlight “TOPIC AREAS”, and then press •...

  • Page 45: Using The Practical English Usage

    Looking Up a Keyword (Keyword Search) Press , and then press Check to make sure that “KEYWORD” is highlighted. Input the English expression you want to look up. This example looks up “too”. A list of hits continually updates as you input each letter of the term.

  • Page 46: Performing A Topic Search

    Performing a Topic Search Press , and then press to highlight “TOPIC”, and then press • This displays a list of topics. , and to move the highlighting to the topic list you want to select, and then press , and to move the highlighting to the item you want to select, and then press •...

  • Page 47: Performing An Item Number Search

    Performing an Item Number Search Press , and then press to highlight “NUMBER LIST”, and then press , and to move the highlighting to the item number list you want to select, and then press , and to move the highlighting to the item you want to select, and then press •...

  • Page 48: Multiple Dictionary Search

    Multiple Dictionary Search You can enter a term and search dictionaries/modes for the term itself, or examples or phrases that use the term. • The maximum number of characters and other input restrictions are in accordance with same rules that apply for alphabetic character input (page 23).

  • Page 49: Searching For The Same Term In Multiple Dictionaries (headword Search)

    Searching for the Same Term in Multiple Dictionaries (Headword Search) Press Check to make sure that “HEADWORD” is highlighted. Input the term you want to search for. • A list of hits continually updates as you input each letter of the term. , and to move the highlighting to the term you want to select, and then press...

  • Page 50: Searching The Examples And Phrases Of Multiple Dictionaries (example And Phrase Search)

    Searching the Examples and Phrases of Multiple Dictionaries (Example and Phrase Search) Press to highlight “EXAMPLE” for Example Search or “PHRASE” for Phrase Search. Input the words that should be included in the examples or phrases, and then press • Here we will use Example Search to search for the examples that contain “by the way”.

  • Page 51: Specifying The Dictionary Display Sequence For Lists Of Hits

    Specifying the Dictionary Display Sequence for Lists of Hits Use the procedure below to specify what order dictionaries should appear when displaying a list of hits for a Multiple Dictionary Search. Press and then press to move the cursor ( ● ) to “Priority Settings” and then press to move the cursor ( ●...

  • Page 52: Useful Dictionary Functions

    Performing Re-lookup of a Recently Searched for Term (History Search) Each time you look up a term, it is stored in history memory. You can view the current content of the history memory for a specifi c dictionary, or for all dictionaries. When you want to perform re-lookup of a term that you recently searched for, simply display the history list and select the term (History Search).

  • Page 53: Deleting History Memory Entries

    ■ To perform a History Search for all dictionaries Press , and then press The last term you searched for is highlighted on the list. Indicates the dictionary type. , and to move the highlighting to the term you want to re-look up, and then press •...

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    Press One entry delete Dictionary-specific delete • Pressing in step 1 will display the history memory for all dictionaries. In this case, the screen that appears will show the message “Delete History of all modes”. cursor keys to move the cursor ( ● ) to the Use the delete type you want to perform and then press •...

  • Page 55: Looking Up A Term Used Within A Defi Nition Or Comment Screen (jump Search)

    Looking Up a Term Used within a Defi nition or Comment Screen (Jump Search) Use the following procedure when you want to use a term that appears within a defi nition or comment as the keyword for another search. You also can search for examples and phrases that use the term.

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    , and move the highlighting to the dictionary you want to use, and then press • This displays a list of terms that completely match or are similar to the one you selected. • When the highlighted term is a plural form (like “dishes”), a comparative form (like “bigger”), or any other form that is produced by adding a suffi...

  • Page 57: Changing The Size Of Screen Characters (zoom)

    Changing the Size of Screen Characters (Zoom) You can perform a zoom operation to change the character size of on-screen text while a list screen, defi nition screen, or comment screen is on the display. ■ To change the screen character size While a list screen, defi...

  • Page 58: Vocabulary List

    Vocabulary List Vocabulary List lets you save headwords you want to remember. A marker feature lets you highlight words with one of three colours. You can even hide highlighted words, if you like. • You can create up to ten different Vocabulary Lists, and each list can contain up to 150 headwords.

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    • To change the marker colour, press . Each press of cycles through the marker colours in the following sequence: Pink → Yellow → Blue → Pink, etc. Press • This registers the start point and changes the cursor to the highlight colour.

  • Page 60: Unhighlighting Text

    Unhighlighting Text On the headword screen that contains the text you want to unhighlight, press • For information about displaying the headword screen that contains the text you want to unhighlight, see the procedure under “Viewing, Selecting, and Deleting a Saved Headword”...

  • Page 61: Viewing, Selecting, And Deleting A Saved Headword

    Viewing, Selecting, and Deleting a Saved Headword Press • This displays a menu of Vocabulary Lists. • You also can display the menu of Vocabulary Lists by selecting “Vocabulary List” on the MENU screen. (page 17) to select “View Number of entries/Capacity Number of entries/Capacity Vocabulary List”...

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    The following operations are supported from the saved headword index screen. Function Operation Viewing a headword Select the headword you want to view and then screen press • If you used the procedure under “Confi guring Vocabulary List Display Settings” (page 61) to hide highlighted headwords, pressing will toggle between hide and show.

  • Page 63: Confi Guring Vocabulary List Display Settings

    Confi guring Vocabulary List Display Settings You can confi gure settings that control what appears on the screen when you view a Vocabulary List. You can use these settings to hide words that are highlighted with a specifi c colour, or to sort the list according to whether words are ticked or unticked.

  • Page 64: Changing The Name Of A Vocabulary List

    Changing the Name of a Vocabulary List Press • You also can display the menu of Vocabulary Lists by selecting “Vocabulary List” on the MENU screen. (page 17) to select “Rename” and then press • This displays a Vocabulary List index. to select the Vocabulary List you want to rename and then press...

  • Page 65: Using The Calculator

    Using the Calculator The calculator can perform addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, as well as constant and memory calculations. Press , and then press • This displays the calculator screen. Perform the operations described on the next page. • After the calculation is complete, exit the calculator screen by pressing Calculator keyboard...

  • Page 66: Basic Arithmetic Calculations

    Basic Arithmetic Calculations Press to clear the calculator before starting. In the following examples, press , or to input the corresponding arithmetic operator. Example Key Operation Display 53 + 123 – 63 = 113 176. 113. 963 × (23 – 56) = – 31779 –...

  • Page 67: Memory Calculations

    Memory Calculations You can use the following keys to perform memory calculations. • : Adds a value to independent memory. • : Subtracts a value from independent memory. • : Displays the value currently in independent memory. • : Clears independent memory content. Example Key Operation Display...

  • Page 68: Error ("e") Display

    ■ To correct an arithmetic operator ( ) input error Simply input the correct operator. To clear the calculator Press • This clears everything except for independent memory. Error (“E”) Display Any of the following causes an error to occur, which is indicated by “E” appearing on the display.

  • Page 69: Confi Guring Electronic Dictionary Settings

    Changing Settings You can confi gure various settings to tailor operation of your electronic dictionary to your needs. The settings that can be confi gured are described below. • Initial default settings are shown underlined and in bold. ■ Confi guration Item Settings Description...

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    ■ LCD Settings Item Description Brightness Setting Display brightness adjustment (below) Illumination Duration Setting Illumination duration (30 Sec, 1 Min, 3 Min) • “Priority Settings” (page 49), “Vocabulary List Settings” (page 61) ■ Changing Settings To change settings, start from the initial screen of any one of the dictionaries.

  • Page 71: Copyrights

    The dictionaries contained in your electronic dictionary are digital renditions based upon the print versions of dictionaries published by each applicable publishing company. CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. assumes no liability for any losses suffered due to errors, omissions, or improper usage contained in the dictionary data.

  • Page 72

    Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary, 8th edition <Oxford University Press> About 184,500 words, phrases and meanings About 800 illustrations © Oxford University Press 2010 Oxford Learner’s Thesaurus <Oxford University Press> Over 17,000 synonyms and opposites from written and spoken English © Oxford University Press 2008 Oxford Collocations Dictionary for students of English <Oxford University Press>...

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    Oxford Learner’s Wordfinder Dictionary <Oxford University Press> About 630 keywords (about 31,000 related words) 470 illustrations © Oxford University Press 1997 Practical English Usage <Oxford University Press> ©Michael Swan 2005 Oxford Guide to British and American Culture <Oxford University Press> About 9000 entries About 30 images ©...

  • Page 74: Reference

    Other messages remain on the display for a short while, and then disappear. Such messages are not included in this table. Message Cause and Remedy Error code 01 The electronic dictionary was subjected to Error code 02 electrostatic charge or strong impact. Contact your nearest CASIO service centre.

  • Page 75: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting When any of the following problems occurs, take the specifi ed action. Symptom Cause Action Page Cannot turn on Low battery Replace the power. power battery. Power turns off Auto Power Off Turn power back when I do not perform any Low battery Replace the...

  • Page 76: Resetting The Electronic Dictionary

    Resetting the Electronic Dictionary Strong electrostatic charge can cause abnormal electronic dictionary operation or lockup. If this happens, you need to reset your electronic diction ary. Caution! Note the following very important information about the reset operation. • Be sure to turn off power before performing the reset operation. Resetting without turning off power can cause history data and settings to be deleted.

  • Page 77: Clearing Memory Data

    Open the cover of your electronic dictionary as shown in the illustration. • This will cause the Battery Setting screen to appear. Follow the instructions that appear on the display to confi gure the battery setting. • For details, see the steps starting from step 5 under “Loading the Battery for the First Time”.

  • Page 78: Replacing The Battery

    Replacing the Battery Replace the battery as soon as possible after the message “The battery is low.” appears on the display. You should replace the battery at least once a year, even if this message does not appear. A nickel-metal hydride battery (rechargeable battery) in particular can deteriorate when left in the electronic dictionary when you are not using it for long periods.

  • Page 79: Replacing The Battery

    • Should a battery leak, clean out the battery compartment immediately, taking care to avoid letting battery fl uid come into direct contact with your skin. • Should battery fl uid ever get into your eyes, take the following steps immediately.

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    While pressing at the point on the battery cover as shown in the illustration, slide the cover in the direction indicated by the arrow and remove it. Remove the old battery and Ribbon Ribbon load a new one. • Pull up on a ribbon to remove a battery.

  • Page 81: Specifi Cations

    Specifi cations • Content: See “Copyrights” (page 69) for information about dictionaries. • Calculator: 12 digits; arithmetic calculations; arithmetic constant calculations; independent memory calculations; mixed calculations • Decimal point: Full fl oating • Constant display of memory content • Display: 384 × 216-dot TFT colour LCD •...

  • Page 82

    • Auto Power Off: Selectable trigger time of approximately 3, 6, 10, 15, 30, 45, 60, or 90 minutes • Resume Function: Current screen and data are saved when power is turned off. • Operating Temperature: 0°C to 40°C • Dimensions: 108.5 (W) x 87.0 (D) x 17.2 (H) mm (at thinnest point when cover is closed);...

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  • Page 89: General Guide

    ■ General Guide Mode key Character keys Role of the key Turns power on and off. (page 16) Each press of a mode key displays the initial screen of the Example: dictionary marked above it. If a key is marked with two dictionary names, each press of the key toggles between them.

  • Page 90

    Role of the key Press this key to highlight text on a defi nition screen with a marker. (page 56) Press this key to re-lookup a term that you recently searched for. (page 50) To search all dictionaries for a term you previously looked up, press and then this key.

  • Page 91

    CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. 6-2, Hon-machi 1-chome Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 151-8543, Japan MO1111-B Printed in China...

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