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[ on-lahyn thi-sawr-uhs, awn-lahyn ]
/ ˈɒnˌlaɪn θɪˈsɔr əs, ˈɔnˌlaɪn /
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noun, plural on·ine the·sau·rus·es, on·line the·sau·ri.

a thesaurus or dictionary of words with the same or nearly the same meanings, or synonyms, and their opposites, or antonyms, such as Thesaurus.com, available on the internet or the World Wide Web, accessed through a web browser, and used by entering a query term into a search box on the site. An online thesaurus provides immediate electronic access to lists of alternate terms for the queried word, covering its various shades of meaning: This online thesaurus showed me that “smart,” as an adjective, not only means intelligent, but also stylish, or lively, and gave long lists of other words for each meaning.

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Origin of online thesaurus

First recorded in 1970–75
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