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dictionary

noun [C]     /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.Reference books 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 Reference books
(Definition of dictionary noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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