word wheel

word wheel

A lookup method in which each character that is typed in moves the on-screen index to the closest match. By watching the index move character by character, you can easily tell if you have made a typo. In addition, you can get to the beginning of a word group quickly and then scroll to the word or phrase you are looking for. The Windows versions of this database use a word wheel as did the first DOS version back in 1990.
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It would be helpful to display cross references in the "word wheel" to eliminate the need to select them from within the body of the index.
WORD WHEEL Quadrant WORDS QUARE Sovereign LUCKY THIRTEEN Little Boy Blue
He has developed reading materials such as "Word Wheel," "Hide and Seek Carousel" and "Flash Me" drill devices to help students with reading difficulties.
The word wheel covers broad territory, including not only wheels that travel over the ground but also steering wheels, spinning wheels, potter's wheels and water wheels--and Denis' collection seems to regard that definition as a starting point.
Spin a silly story with Chol's crazy word wheel on August 24 and a week later, there could just be time to make a snazzy pair of specs before the countdown to school starts all over again.
WALLY: Justin & cartoon, right PULLED OVER: Cops stop Justin HE'S TICKED OFF: They have a word WHEEL TROUBLE: Star in car FLASH: Our story on the star's new motor