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How to Install and use Artha Dictionary in Ubuntu

In today’s world, everyone significantly relies on search engines to find any information related to any subject. So if someone is looking for the meaning of a particular word, they usually do it online. But sometimes, you can’t always connect to the internet due to its unavailability, and in such a case, the offline dictionary comes handy. Also, turning pages in a hefty book is considerably slower than typing a word on your keyboard. Using a dictionary appropriately, you may discover a word’s definition, spelling, synonyms, antonyms, etc. A dictionary is a guidebook on words that defines the meanings and use of specific terms.

Artha is one of the best dictionaries that is highly recommended for Ubuntu OS as it has all the necessary features required for a good dictionary. This article is focussing on how you get and use Artha in Ubuntu:

How to Install Artha dictionary in Ubuntu OS

You can install Artha dictionary by following the two methods that are mentioned below.

  1. Installation Artha dictionary using the Ubuntu SOFTWARE manager (GUI)
  2. Installation Artha dictionary using the terminal

Now we are going to discuss these two methods in detail for better understanding.

How to install Artha dictionary using the Ubuntu software manager (GUI)

You can install this application by clicking on the Ubuntu software icon and then search for the artha application as shown in the image below:

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After that, you need to select the artha application and click on the “Install” button for its installation below:

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You can find this application in the “Installed” tab window of the Ubuntu software manager after its installation that can be seen below:

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Later you can open this application by clicking on the “Application” tab, where you will find this newly installed application as shown below:

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You can also find this application by typing “Artha” in the search box displayed in the top center if the previous method does not work, as shown below:

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How to install Artha dictionary using the terminal window

You can also install the artha dictionary using the terminal window. All you need to do is to open the terminal first and type the following command mentioned below

$sudo apt install artha

After its installation, you can open this application by typing the following command mentioned below:

$artha

How to use the Artha dictionary in Ubuntu OS

After you open this application, you will see its graphical user interface, as shown below:

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As you can see, some valuable features are also available, like synonyms, antonyms, attributes, etc. If you want to search the meaning of any word, then you can do that by typing in the “Query” tab, and the word definition will be displayed in the bottom window that can be seen below:

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You can also see the settings of the artha application by clicking on the second option from the left side that is available on the top as shown in the image below:

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How to delete the Artha dictionary in Ubuntu

You can delete this application by clicking on Ubuntu software manager, searching for the “Artha” application in the “Installed” tab, and clicking on “Remove,” as shown in the image below:

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You can also delete this application by using the terminal. For this, you need to open the terminal and type the following command mentioned below:

$sudo apt remove artha

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Conclusion

Artha is one of the best available dictionaries for ubuntu OS as it is very user-friendly and contains various features which are very useful for everyone. It is an offline dictionary that doesn’t require an internet connection. So you can search the meaning, synonym or antonym of any word while traveling or any place without internet access. It is also a very small software that doesn’t consume much space. This article has taught you how you can install and use this dictionary without any hustle.

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