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Google Drops Definitions?
Brett_Tabke

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Msg#: 24670 posted 2:47 am on Jul 2, 2004 (gmt 0)

I hope this hasn't been mentioned, and I also hope this isn't some weird cookie thing, but:

I can not get google to do the link around the word to click to dictionary.com for the definition. (eg: my favorite google feature...)

This used to present a link under House to Dictionary.com for the definition:

[google.com...]

 

IITian

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Msg#: 24670 posted 2:50 am on Jul 2, 2004 (gmt 0)

Working for me. No problems.

borisbaloney

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Msg#: 24670 posted 2:51 am on Jul 2, 2004 (gmt 0)

Results 1 - 10 of about 128,000,000 for house [definition]. (0.20 seconds)

Looks normal to me.

Brett_Tabke

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Msg#: 24670 posted 2:56 am on Jul 2, 2004 (gmt 0)

hmm - got none here. Must be ip tagged. That's strange. Browser doesn't matter, but switching ip's and it is there.

SlyOldDog

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Msg#: 24670 posted 4:37 pm on Jul 2, 2004 (gmt 0)

I don't see any definition link there.

I always typed define:house to get the definition

Brett_Tabke

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Msg#: 24670 posted 4:53 pm on Jul 2, 2004 (gmt 0)

Not ip tagged - nor does it appear to be isp. hmmm.

Dayo_UK

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Msg#: 24670 posted 4:55 pm on Jul 2, 2004 (gmt 0)

No Cant see it here...

Does everyone have the new design now?

did it get dropped then?

IITian

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Msg#: 24670 posted 5:57 pm on Jul 2, 2004 (gmt 0)

It is gone for me now.

wackybrit

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Msg#: 24670 posted 9:04 pm on Jul 2, 2004 (gmt 0)

Doesn't work for me either which is sucky, as I tend to use the dictionary a lot.. and Safari only lets you search Google from its toolbar! I'll have to dig out a Konfabulator widget that can do dictionary searches :-)

graywolf

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Msg#: 24670 posted 9:53 pm on Jul 2, 2004 (gmt 0)

I only get definitions when I use "define:house"

EliteWeb

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Msg#: 24670 posted 10:00 pm on Jul 2, 2004 (gmt 0)

not showen for me, in socal.

Powdork

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Msg#: 24670 posted 2:06 am on Jul 3, 2004 (gmt 0)

house ( P ) Pronunciation Key (hous)
n. pl. hous·es (houzz, -sz)

1. structure serving as a dwelling for one or more persons,
a) especially for a family.
b) A household or family.
2. Something, such as a burrow or shell, that serves as a shelter or habitation for a wild animal.
3. A dwelling for a group of people, such as students or members of a religious community, who live together as a unit: a sorority house.
4. A building that functions as the primary shelter or location of something: a carriage house; the lion house at the zoo.

It's workin' for me.;)

Powdork

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Msg#: 24670 posted 4:49 am on Jul 3, 2004 (gmt 0)

How long has the white house had a pr10?

sullen

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Msg#: 24670 posted 2:50 pm on Jul 3, 2004 (gmt 0)

Works for me. And I've just tried several times.

Could it be a bodged attempt to show it for users in some countries but not others? (as we all know that Google isn't very good at working out the country from the IP address)

HughMungus

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Msg#: 24670 posted 1:01 am on Jul 5, 2004 (gmt 0)

It's not around the word anymore. It's a separate link next to the word.

Results 1 - 100 of about 17,100,000 English pages for house [definition]. (0.44 seconds)

anallawalla

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Msg#: 24670 posted 3:48 am on Jul 5, 2004 (gmt 0)

[google.com...]

Tip: Click to get a definition of: doctor
Or just click on the underlined words in the above colored bar

Leads to: [dictionary.reference.com...]

Works fine here. You have to search for definition:widget

Ash

HitProf

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Msg#: 24670 posted 12:44 pm on Jul 5, 2004 (gmt 0)

Brett:
>Not ip tagged - nor does it appear to be isp. hmmm.

Where are you? We (non English Europeans) never see definitions unless uning define:word

bird

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Msg#: 24670 posted 1:15 pm on Jul 5, 2004 (gmt 0)

Could it be that the backend server producing the definition data just isn't quick enough sometimes, so the link is left out of the page by the frontend server?

SlyOldDog

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Msg#: 24670 posted 12:14 am on Jul 7, 2004 (gmt 0)

I see it now (didn't earlier in this thread).

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