Get definition

Takes the shortcut input and displays the system Dictionary definition for that word.

Matthew's Score
3/5
Total Actions
1
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Shortcut Information

Built to take advantage of the quality system dictionary that’s built-in on iOS, iPadOS, and macOS, this shortcut uses the Show Definition action to display the Dictionary popover for the shortcut input, where it’s from the Share sheet or text inserted when run.

On Mac, this will open the Dictionary app to the entry itself, while the iOS and iPadOS versions will display a popover entry.

Unfortunately, the Show Definition action does not produce any result – it’d be nice to be able to pull the definitions or other metadata out.
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Extra Details

Run Shortcut deep link
shortcuts://run-shortcut?name=Get%20definition
Open Shortcut deep link
shortcuts://open-shortcut?name=Get%20definition
AppleScript code
tell application “Shortcuts Events” run shortcut “Get definition” end tell

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