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Dictionaries and Translation

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Dictionaries and Translation



Acronym Finder     http://www.acronymfinder.com/

A searchable database of acronyms and abbreviations. Over 100,000 entries with an emphasis on computer, technology, communications and the military. You may search by exact acronym, beginning words and there is a reverse lookup where you search by keyword. 


Signing Savvy      http://www.signingsavvy.com/

Signing Savvy is a sign language dictionary containing several thousand high resolution videos of American Sign Language (ASL) signs, fingerspelled words, and other common signs used within the United States and Canada. 


Dictionary of English Idioms & Idiomatic Expressions     http://www.usingenglish.com/reference/idioms

English idiomatic expressions with definitions.


Merriam-Webster Dictionary     http://www.m-w.com/ 

Based on the Webster's 10th Collegiate edition, 1993. More than 160,000 entries. Each word is accompanied by definition, pronunciation, usage, grammatical function, and a brief etymology. A thesaurus can be queried for similar words, hypertext cross references are available, and misspellings return suggested spellings. Includes an extensive pronunciation guide.


World Wide Words     http://www.worldwidewords.org/

There are many sections at this site: Articles about the English language, ranging from the vocabulary of lotteries and words for irrational feelings to the slang terms for money, and The Word Hoard, words and phrases which have not yet reached most dictionaries. Nearly 800 pages are now available for browsing. The author tries for American, as well as British explanations.


Your Dictionary.com       http://www.yourdictionary.com/

Internet directory of dictionaries with more than 800 dictionaries in over 160 different languages. Contains the following sections: languages; multilingual; specialized, thesauri and other vocabulary aids; and an index of other dictionary indexes.


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Google Translate      http://translate.google.com/
Google's translation tool ranks among the best available according to surveys and handles a number of languages. Be aware that no translation tool will be totally accurate.

Translation Services:  Top 10 for 2015        http://translation-services-review.toptenreviews.com/
For those looking for a paid translation service, this is a listing of companies that provides those services.  There is also a good short article on what services like Google Translate do and do not do, and reviews of translation software. 

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Updated 6/26/2015 AAH

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