Definition of Dictionary

1. Noun. A reference book containing an alphabetical list of words with information about them.




Definition of Dictionary

1. n. A book containing the words of a language, arranged alphabetically, with explanations of their meanings; a lexicon; a vocabulary; a wordbook.

Definition of Dictionary

1. Noun. A reference work with a list of words from one or more languages, normally ordered alphabetically and explaining each word's meaning and sometimes containing information on its etymology, usage, translations(,) and other data. ¹

2. Noun. (computing) An associative array, a data structure where each value is referenced by a particular key, analogous to words and definitions in a physical dictionary. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To look up in a dictionary ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To add to a dictionary ¹

5. Verb. (intransitive) To appear in a dictionary ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Dictionary

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Medical Definition of Dictionary

1. 1. A book containing the words of a language, arranged alphabetically, with explanations of their meanings; a lexicon; a vocabulary; a wordbook. "I applied myself to the perusal of our writers; and noting whatever might be of use to ascertain or illustrate any word or phrase, accumulated in time the materials of a dictionary." (Johnson) 2. Hence, a book containing the words belonging to any system or province of knowledge, arranged alphabetically; as, a dictionary of medicine or of botany; a biographical dictionary. Origin: Cf. F. Dictionnaire. See Diction. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Dictionary

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Transactions and Proceedings of the American Philological Association by American philological association (1897)
"The Enlargement of the English dictionary. BY PROF. FA MARCH, LAFAYETTE COLLEGE. THE great thesaurus which we call the English dictionary, ..."

2. Psychological Review by American Psychological Association (1902)
"dictionary of Philosophy and Psychology. Written by many hands and edited by JAMES MARK BALDWIN, with the cooperation and assistance of an International ..."

3. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1849)
"The question is whether ' New English dictionary ' or ' Oxford English dictionary ' is the proper title of the great dictionary. ..."

4. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1917)
"Dr. Patterson's dictionary fulfils a need which probably every ... The thoroughness with which the dictionary covers the broad field of chemistry as well as ..."

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