noun, plural online dictionaries.
a dictionary that is available on the Internet or World Wide Web and accessed through a Web browser using a computer or a mobile device, primarily by typing a query term into a search box on the site. Online dictionaries like Dictionary.com offer immediate, direct access through large databases to a word's spelling and meanings, plus a host of ancillary information, including its variant spellings, pronunciation, inflected forms, origin, and derived forms, as well as supplementary notes on matters of interest or concern about how the word is used: Some people think online dictionaries will make print dictionaries obsolete.
When Dictionaries Attack: How Hackers Use Dictionaries to Guess PasswordsIt seems like there’s always a new story on millions of passwords being hacked. Each attack feels personal, especially if you’re one of the many people that has one password across several sites, whether it’s Facebook or LinkedIn, e-mail or a bank account. And since one way hackers fish out passwords is by using a dictionary attack (a name that brings shame to the honorable …
The Past and Future of the DictionarySamuel Johnson’s A Dictionary of the English Language, published in 1775, was the first comprehensive dictionary in English. Before this time, dictionaries were often glossaries of difficult words, neglecting more basic terms. However Johnson’s dictionary aimed to cover general vocabulary and everyday usage, not just the “hard” words. The Century Dictionary, published between 1889 and 1891, grew from this tradition. Encyclopedia Britannica describes it as …
- online catalog,
- online thesaurus,
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