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What's a devilish definition?
Author Ambrose Bierce filled his comical dictionary with humorous, cynical "definitions" of common words. Here's a sample: Year, n - 365 disappointments. Here's another: Love, n - A temporary insanity curable by marriage.
How to enter:
1. Download The Devil's Dictionary by clicking here.
2. Download the Copia App here so you can open the Devil's Dictionary.
3. Think of a humorous definition (it should be your own).
4. Open your copy of the Devil's Dictionary and find the page where the word you want to define would logically appear.
5. Using the annotation feature in the Copia App, enter your definition.
Q: Can I use profanity?
A: Bierce didn't and neither should you.

Q: Where should I make my highlight to enter my definition?
A: Try to insert your definition in the appropriate alphabetical place it belongs by highlighting the last word in the definition that would come before your entry. For example, here are the steps to enter a definiton for Campaign:
1. Go to Bierce's definition of "Camel," which is the closest word to Campaign in this dictionary.
2. Highlight the last word in the entry for Camel ("exhibited.").
3. Enter your definition for Campaigner in the annotation field.

Q: How should my definition appear?
A: Please format according the style shown here: Word you are Defining, part of speech, - Definition. So: Definiton, n - The meaning of a word or idea; in other words, something that can be argued about endlessly."

Q: What do the winners recieve?
A: First place: $2000 worth of Copia eBooks and eTextbooks.
Second Place: $500 worth of Copia eBooks and eTextbooks.
Third Place: $100 worth of Copia eBooks and eTextbooks.
Fourth Place: 2 winners each get $50 worth of Copia eBooks and eTextbooks.

Q: When can I enter?
A: Until December 1, 2012.

Q: Can I use someone else's definition?
A: No. It should be your own definition.

Q: What about something my grandfather used to say?
A: Okay. Go ahead.

Q: Can I add more than one definition?
A: Yes. Entrants may enter up to 3 definitions.

Q: How can I find out if I won?
A: We will contact the winners. And post them on Copia.

Q: What if Bierce or another contestant has already defined the word I had in mind?
A: Just highlight the word and add your own definition. The more the merrier.

Q: Are there any other rules I should know about?
A: No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. Copia reserves the right to remove submitted definitions in accordance with the site’s terms and conditions.