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Merriam-Webster

Merriam-Webster, Incorporated, is an American company that publishes reference books, especially dictionaries. [1]

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American English

American English, or United States (U.S.) English, is the set of dialects of the English language native to the United States.

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ASCII

ASCII, abbreviated from American Standard Code for Information Interchange, is a character-encoding scheme (the IANA prefers the name US-ASCII).

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AskMeNow

AskMeNow Inc. was an American public corporation, specializing in mobile search and mobile advertising.

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Bilingual dictionary

A bilingual dictionary or translation dictionary is a specialized dictionary used to translate words or phrases from one language to another.

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Biography

Biographical works are usually non-fiction, but fiction can also be used to portray a person's life.

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CD-ROM

A CD-ROM is a pre-pressed optical compact disc which contains data.

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Cucurbita

Cucurbita (Latin for gourd) is a genus of herbaceous vine in the gourd family, Cucurbitaceae, also known as cucurbits, native to the Andes and Mesoamerica.

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Dictionary

A dictionary is a collection of words in one or more specific languages, often listed alphabetically (or by radical and stroke for ideographic languages), with usage of information, definitions, etymologies, phonetics, pronunciations, translation, and other information;Webster's New World College Dictionary, Fourth Edition, 2002 or a book of words in one language with their equivalents in another, also known as a lexicon.

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Encyclopædia Britannica

The Encyclopædia Britannica (Latin for "British Encyclopaedia"), published by Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., is a general knowledge English-language encyclopaedia.

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Encyclopædia Britannica Ultimate Reference Suite

Encyclopædia Britannica Ultimate Reference Suite is an encyclopædia based on the Encyclopædia Britannica and published by Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc..

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Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc.

Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc. is a Scottish-founded, now American company best known for publishing the Encyclopædia Britannica, the world's oldest continuously published encyclopedia.

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English language

English is a West Germanic language that was first spoken in early medieval England and is now a global lingua franca.

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Geography

Geography (from Greek γεωγραφία, geographia, lit. "earth description") is a field study of the lands, the features, the inhabitants, and the phenomena of Earth.

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George Merriam

George Merriam (born Worcester, Massachusetts, January 20, 1803 – died Springfield, Massachusetts, June 22, 1880) was a publisher.

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Index card

An index card (or system card in Australian English) consists of heavy paper cut to a standard size, used for recording and storing small amounts of discrete data.

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International Phonetic Association

The International Phonetic Association (IPA; in French, Association phonétique internationale, API) is an organization that promotes the scientific study of phonetics and the various practical applications of that science.

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Lexicography

Lexicography is divided into two separate but equally important groups.

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Linguistic prescription

Linguistic prescription (or prescriptivism) is the practice of elevating one variety or manner of language use over another.

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Lists of Merriam-Webster's Words of the Year

The lists of Merriam-Webster's Words of the Year (for each year) are ten-word lists published annually by the American dictionary-publishing company Merriam-Webster, Inc., which feature the ten words of the year from the English language.

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Medical terminology

Medical terminology is language that is used to accurately describe the human body and associated components, conditions, processes and procedures in a science-based manner.

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Merriam-Webster's Geographical Dictionary

Merriam-Webster's Geographical Dictionary (Webster's Geographical Dictionary, Webster's New Geographical Dictionary) is a gazetteer by the publisher Merriam-Webster.

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Merriam–Webster's Dictionary of English Usage

Merriam–Webster's Dictionary of English Usage is a usage dictionary published by Merriam-Webster, Inc., of Springfield, Massachusetts.

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Noah Webster

Noah Webster, Jr. (October 16, 1758 – May 28, 1843), was an American lexicographer, textbook pioneer, English-language spelling reformer, political writer, editor, and prolific author.

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Philip Babcock Gove

Philip Babcock Gove (1902–1972) was an American lexicographer who was editor-in-chief of the Webster's Third New International Dictionary, published in 1961.

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Phonetic transcription

Phonetic transcription (aka phonetic script or phonetic notation) is the visual representation of speech sounds (or phones).

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Proper noun

A proper noun is a noun that in its primary application refers to a unique entity, such as London, Jupiter, Sarah, or Microsoft, as distinguished from a common noun, which usually refers to a class of entities (city, planet, person, corporation), or non-unique instances of a specific class (a city, another planet, these persons, our corporation).

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Public domain

Works in the public domain are those whose intellectual property rights have expired, have been forfeited, or are inapplicable.

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Round Table

The Round Table is King Arthur's famed table in the Arthurian legend, around which he and his Knights congregate.

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Skunk

Skunks are mammals known for their ability to spray a liquid with a strong odor.

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Slang

Slang consists of a lexicon of non-standard words and phrases in a given language.

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Softpedia

Softpedia is a website that indexes information and provides primarily software information and downloads.

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Spanish language

Spanish (español), also called Castilian, is a Romance language that originated in the Castile region of Spain and today has hundreds of millions of native-speakers.

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Spelling reform

A spelling reform is a deliberate, often officially sanctioned or mandated change to spelling rules of a language.

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Sport

Sport (UK) or sports (US) are all forms of usually competitive physical activity which, through casual or organised participation, aim to use, maintain or improve physical ability and skills while providing entertainment to participants, and in some cases, spectators.

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Springfield, Massachusetts

Springfield is a city in Western New England, and the seat of Hampden County, Massachusetts, United States.

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Synonym

A synonym is a word or phrase that means exactly or nearly the same as another word or phrase in the same language.

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Text messaging

Text messaging, or texting, is the act of composing and sending brief, electronic messages between two or more mobile phones, or fixed or portable devices over a phone network.

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The Chicago Manual of Style

The Chicago Manual of Style (abbreviated in writing as CMS or CMOS, or, by some writers as Chicago) is a style guide for American English published since 1906 by the University of Chicago Press.

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Thesaurus

In general usage, a thesaurus is a reference work that lists words grouped together according to similarity of meaning (containing synonyms and sometimes antonyms), in contrast to a dictionary, which provides definitions for words, and generally lists them in alphabetical order.

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Unicode

Unicode is a computing industry standard for the consistent encoding, representation, and handling of text expressed in most of the world's writing systems.

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United States

The United States of America (USA), commonly referred to as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major territories and various possessions.

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University of Cambridge

The University of CambridgeThe corporate title of the university is The Chancellor, Masters, and Scholars of the University of Cambridge.

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Wiki

A wiki is a website which allows collaborative modification of its content and structure directly from the web browser.

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References

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