How do you cite definitions from a dictionary?


For information on how to cite definitions from a dictionary, go to the APA Help guide and click on APA Citation Examples - References & In-Text

Click on the drop-down menu under BOOKS and select dictionary near bottom of the list.

You can also click on the drop-down menu under OTHER and select Definitions near the top of the list.

Examples include definitions from both online and print dictionaries.

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  • Last Updated Apr 27, 2023
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  1. What if no year is listed?
    by Trudy on May 31, 2019
  2. Good point, and the answer has been updated.
    If no date is listed, use n.d.
    by ASK US Librarian on Jun 03, 2019

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