Q. How do I reference from an online dictionary?


To see an example for an online dictionary citation:

  • Visit APA Help
  • Click on References and In-text Citation Examples 
  • Click Other 
  • Look for Definitions.  

The basic formula is:

Title of the entry. (year). In Name of Dictionary in italics. Retrieved from website address.

If a year is not listed, use n.d. which stands for no date.

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  • Last Updated Jun 03, 2019
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