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Information Sources: Dictionaries

A guide to accessing information sources at The Alice Smith School

... a dictionary

a book or electronic resource that lists the words of a language (typically in alphabetical order) and gives their meaning, or gives the equivalent words in a different language, often also providing information about pronunciation, origin, and usage.


a reference book on a particular subject, the items of which are typically arranged in alphabetical order.


a set of words or other text strings made for use in applications such as spellcheckers.

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