Q. How do I properly cite a definition from a dictionary?


Here is an example of a dictionary citation for the word speculate:

Online Dictionary:

Speculate. (2020). In Merriam-Webster. Retrieved from https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/speculate.

In-text: (“Speculate”, 2020).

Print Dictionary:

Speculate. (2014). In M. Agnes (Ed.)., Webster’s new world college dictionary (5th ed., p. 1377). New York: Macmillan.

In-text: (“Speculate”, 2014).

Visit the APA Help Guide for other examples.

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  • Last Updated Feb 19, 2020
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