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"dictionary" in British English

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dictionarynoun [C]

uk   /ˈdɪk.ʃən.ər.i/  us   /-er.i/
A1 a ​book that ​contains a ​list of words in alphabeticalorder and that ​explainstheirmeanings, or gives a word for them in another ​language; a ​similarproduct 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 ​particularsubject, in which the entries (= words or ​phrases) are given in ​alphabeticalorder: a ​biographical/​science dictionary a dictionary ofquotations

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(Definition of dictionary from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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dictionarynoun [C]

 us   /ˈdɪk·ʃəˌner·i/
a ​book that ​lists words with ​their meanings given in the same or in another ​language, and often ​includes other ​information
(Definition of dictionary from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “dictionary”
in Korean 사전…
in Arabic قاموس, مُعْجَم…
in Malaysian kamus…
in French dictionnaire…
in Russian словарь…
in Chinese (Traditional) 字典,詞典, 專業詞典…
in Italian dizionario…
in Turkish sözlük…
in Polish słownik…
in Spanish diccionario…
in Vietnamese từ điển…
in Portuguese dicionário…
in Thai พจนานุกรม, ปทานุกรม, นามานุกรม…
in German das Wörterbuch…
in Catalan diccionari…
in Japanese 辞書…
in Chinese (Simplified) 字典,词典, 专业词典…
in Indonesian kamus…
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