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Dictionary Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

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  • a reference book containing an alphabetical list of words with information about them

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  • a reference book containing an alphabetical list of words with information about them

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Dictionary Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia

A dictionary is a book which explains the meanings of words or, more precisely, lexemes. The words are arranged in alphabetical order so that they can be found quickly. The word “dictionary” comes from the Latin “dictio” (“saying”).

There are several types of dictionaries: dictionaries which explain words and how they are used, dictionaries which translate words from one language to another, dictionaries of biography which tell about famous people, technical dictionaries which explain the meanings of technical words or words connected to a particular subject (sometimes called a thesaurus). Some of these come close to being an encyclopedia, but an encyclopedia gives a lot of extra information about things (knowledge) and does not explain the use of the language.

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'Dictionary' example sentence in quotations

* A great memory is never made synonymous with wisdom, any more than a dictionary would be called a treatise. - John Henry Cardinal Newman

* The dictionary is the only place where success comes before work. - Vince Lombardi

* The probability of life originating from accident is comparable to the probability of the unabridged dictionary resulting from an explosion in a printing shop. - Edwin Conklin

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  • Dictionary.com launches new app for word nerds
    In honour of Dictionary Day, Dictionary.com has launched a brand new iOS app, with a luxuriance of lexical treats for logophiles. Read more on this news related to 'Dictionary'
  • New app for word lovers
    Washington, Oct 17 (IANS) Dictionary.com has consolidated all its premium dictionaries into one app for book lovers. Read more on this news related to 'Dictionary'
  • Queen Letizia joins King Felipe for the launch of new Spanish dictionary
    Queen Letizia wore a pretty grey printed dress for her visit to the Real Academia Española in Madrid with her dapper husband King Felipe in tow. The couple are fresh from a trip to the Hague. Read more on this news related to 'Dictionary'

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