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One entry found for dictionary.
Main Entry: dic·tio·nary
Pronunciation: primarystressdik-shschwa-secondarystressner-emacron
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural -nar·ies
Etymology: from Latin dictionarium "dictionary," from earlier diction-, dictio- "words, speaking," from dicere "to say" --related to DICTATE
1 : a reference source in print or electronic form giving information about the meanings, forms, pronunciations, uses, and origins of words listed in alphabetical order
2 : a reference book that lists in alphabetical order terms or names important to a particular subject along with explanations of their meanings and uses <a law dictionary>
3 : a reference book giving words of one language and their meanings in another <an English-French dictionary>

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