noun, plural science dictionaries.
a specialized dictionary covering terms in the life, earth, and physical sciences, such as the online Science Dictionary on Dictionary.com. A science dictionary includes many technical terms with precise, specialized meanings—terms not normally found in general dictionaries—making it an invaluable resource for students and professionals in scientific fields.
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 …
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