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How to Cite a Dictionary in MLA 7

Dictionary – Definitions in print, on a website, or on an online database.

Autocite a Dictionary Entry in MLA Format

Citing a dictionary entry from a website


Author Last, First M. “Entry Name.” Def.Number.Website Title. Ed. First M. Last. Comp. First M. Last. Trans. First M. Last. Publisher/Sponsor, Date Month Year Published. Web. Date Month Year Accessed.

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“Food baby.” Def.1. Oxford Dictionaries, Aug. 2013. Web. 24 Sept. 2011.

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