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    in/on Cambridge Dictionary

    Which preposition should I use when referring to Cambridge Dictionary? Should I treat it as a dictionary ('in') or as a website ('on')?

    "I found this in/on Cambridge Dictionary"

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    Re: in/on Cambridge Dictionary

    If you found it on the website, say:
    I found this on the Cambridge Dictionary website.

    If you found it in the paper dictionary, say:
    I found this in the Cambridge Dictionary.

    If you do not want to specify the medium, say:
    It's in the Cambridge Dictionary.

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    Re: in/on Cambridge Dictionary

    Is the definite article necessary when referring to the website?

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    Re: in/on Cambridge Dictionary

    You can refer to it as:

    Cambridge Dictionary
    Cambridge Dictionary Online
    the online Cambridge Dictionary
    the Cambridge Dictionary website

    The first is probably the least preferable out of those options, though, because it's not clear that you're talking about the online platform.

    If you said I saw it on Cambridge Dictionary, your use of the preposition on would suggest to the hearer that you're talking about the website.

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