Q. How do you cite definitions from the dictionary?
Here are some examples of dictionary citations.
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Examples for the word speculate:
Speculate. (2019). In Merriam-Webster. Retrieved from https://www.merriam-webster.com/
In-text: (“Speculate”, 2019).
If no date is listed, use n.d., which stands for no date.
Speculate. (2014). In M. Agnes (Ed.)., Webster’s new world college dictionary (5th ed., p. 1377). New York, NY: Macmillan.
In-text: (“Speculate”, 2014).
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- What if no year is listed?
- Good point, and the answer has been updated.
If no date is listed, use n.d.