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reverse dictionary

an alphabetical list of words spelled in reversed order, of use especially to linguists and cryptographers.
a thesauruslike dictionary alphabetizing meanings and concepts under which are listed the related words that are defined or explained.
a dictionary of alphabetized word elements, as prefixes, suffixes, and roots, with lists of the words derived from them. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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a print or electronic dictionary in which one can search on a concept to find words and phrases related to or expressing that concept


A reverse dictionary has the entry 'green fruit' which finds kiwi, grape, olive, etc.

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