eDictionary; Machine-readable dictionary (MRD); Terminological database
An electronic dictionary contains lexicographic information that is stored and accessed via a computer. The term “electronic dictionary” may refer to the data alone (e.g., a machine-readable dictionary), but more typically refers to a software or software/hardware system that provides access to dictionary data. Although a dictionary may include encyclopedic entries, it is typically distinct from an electronic encyclopedia. Terminological databases are special-purpose dictionaries that are used primarily to distinguish domain-specific terminology and choose appropriate terms when translating technical documents. Thesauri are special-purpose word books organized by relationships between words. They may contain definitions, but most famously, Roget’s Thesaurus (available in electronic form from Project Gutenberg) does not.
The first widely available electronic data from print...
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