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The Definition of - dictionary (noun)

    noun, plural dictionaries.
    a book, optical disc, mobile device, or online lexical resource (such as containing a selection of the words of a language, giving information about their meanings, pronunciations, etymologies, inflected forms, derived forms, etc., expressed in either the same or another language; lexicon; glossary. Print dictionaries of various sizes, ranging from small pocket dictionaries to multivolume books, usually sort entries alphabetically, as do typical CD or DVD dictionary applications, allowing one to browse through the terms in sequence. All electronic dictionaries, whether online or installed on a device, can provide immediate, direct access to a search term, its meanings, and ancillary information:
    an unabridged dictionary of English; a Japanese-English dictionary.
    a book giving information on particular subjects or on a particular class of words, names, or facts, usually arranged alphabetically:
    a biographical dictionary; a dictionary of mathematics.
    1. a list of codes, terms, keys, etc., and their meanings, used by a computer program or system.
    2. a list of words used by a word-processing program as the standard against which to check the spelling of text entered.

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    Example Sentences for dictionary

    That word "sacrifice" has practically been dropped out of the dictionary of the Christian Church of the western world.

    What does the dictionary say about the use of the word dander?

    Thus new words are constantly being added to the language and the dictionary because they are needed.

    I've read the dictionary through twice, without skipping a page!

    If you do not know why they were so called, see The Century Dictionary.

    He came into the room, closing the door after him, and asked for a French and English dictionary.

    In the dictionary I have looked up the definitions of junket.

    Perhaps he has exhausted the interest of dictionary illustrations.

    Finding how imperfect was my knowledge of English I set to work reading through some English books with the help of a dictionary.

    But let us have an English dictionary, if we are to have any.

Word Origin & History of - dictionary

    Word Origin & History of dictionary

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