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dictionary

noun [C] uk   /ˈdɪk.ʃən.ər.i/ us    /-er.i/
A1 a book that contains a list of words in alphabetical order and that explains their meanings, or gives a word for them in another language; a similar product for use on a computer: a French-English/English-French dictionary a bilingual/monolingual dictionary To check how a word is spelled, look it up in a dictionary. a book that gives information about a particular subject, in which the entries (= words or phrases) are given in alphabetical order: a biographical/science dictionary a dictionary of quotations
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