Guide: How to cite a Dictionary entry in AIP style

Guide: How to cite a Dictionary entry in AIP style

Cite A Dictionary entry in AIP style

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Use the following template to cite a dictionary entry using the AIP citation style. For help with other source types, like books, PDFs, or websites, check out our other guides. To have your reference list or bibliography automatically made for you, try our free citation generator.


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Reference list

Place this part in your bibliography or reference list at the end of your assignment.


1 Author Initial. Author Surname, Publication Title (Year Published).


1Apple Dictionary (2014).

In-text citation

Place this part right after the quote or reference to the source in your assignment.




madness |ˈmadnɪs|
noun [ mass noun ]
the state of having a serious mental illness. in his madness he destroyed the work of years.
• extremely foolish behaviour: it is madness to allow children to roam around after dark | [ count noun ] : the new laws are a madness.
• a state of wild or chaotic activity: at midnight it's absolute madness in here. 1

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