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I use vim for pretty much all my typing work. I was wondering if there was a feature that would use an offline dictionary and whenever I typed

:def Ubuntu

It would give me the definition of the requested word in a new buffer, or something similar.

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I don't know about an actual definition but I know that you can make it auto-complete by giving you drop down list of keywords while your typing. Along with this option there is also a thesaurus option to bring up other versions of the word you are typing.

You must first download an offsite dictionary file and have Vim point to it by using the set: command. I have provided a link that will better describe how to go about doing this in better detail

http://vim.wikia.com/wiki/Dictionary_completions

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Yes, I am aware of the auto-complete feature. Thanks though. –  ste_kwr Feb 25 '12 at 1:25

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