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Date: 1500-1600
Language: Medieval Latin
Origin: dictionarium, from Late Latin dictio 'word'; DICTION

dictionary

noun
     
Related topics: Newspapers, Publishing
dic‧tion‧a‧ry plural dictionaries [countable]
1TCN a book that gives a list of words in alphabetical order and explains their meanings in the same language, or another language:
a German - English dictionary
2TCN a book that explains the words and phrases used in a particular subject:
a science dictionary

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