WordGenius is a system for publishing dictionaries and reference books electronically based on eComPress technology from Eurofield Information Systems. [1] The Unabridged and College versions of the Random House Dictionary, known as Random House Webster’s Dictionary , and the Macquarie Dictionary of Australian English have been published using the technology, along with a thesaurus and spell checker for Microsoft Windows.


Search functionality

WordGenius features a search engine which is different from other software based reference technologies. Common words can be searched and wild cards can be applied at the beginning or end of words. Puzzle enthusiasts use the ability to search for fragments such as ‘agmets’ to solve crossword puzzles and other word games. The search for the word can be used in the dictionary, and so on.

File size

WordGenius reference works on a small file with a positive influence on retrieval speed.


Reviewers have commented on the speed and flexibility of searching and the small file size. Some criticism has been made that the application stays on screen in other applications and could get in the way. Some reviewers of dictionary software criticized the lack of synonyms and other language components. [2] [3] [4]


  1. Jump up^ “WordGenius” . eis-usa.com . Retrieved 11 September 2014 .
  2. Jump up^ “Random House Webster’s College Dictionary” . dictionary-software-review.toptenreviews.com . Retrieved 10 July 2013 .
  3. Jump up^ “Eurofield Information Macquarie Solutions WordGenius Reference Library” . pcworld.idg.com.au . Retrieved 10 July 2013 .
  4. Jump up^ “Peerless prose just a mouse click away” (PDF) . The Daily Telegraph . wordgenius.com.au. December 13, 2006 . Retrieved 10 September 2014 .