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  1. machine readable dictionary, MRD, electronic dictionary(noun)

    a machine-readable version of a standard dictionary; organized alphabetically

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  1. Machine-readable dictionary

    Machine-readable dictionary is a dictionary stored as machine data instead of being printed on paper. It is an electronic dictionary and lexical database. A machine-readable dictionary is a dictionary in an electronic form that can be loaded in a database and can be queried via application software. It may be a single language explanatory dictionary or a multi-language dictionary to support translations between two or more languages or a combination of both. Translation software between multiple languages usually apply bidirectional dictionaries. An MRD may be a dictionary with a proprietary structure that is queried by dedicated software or it can be a dictionary that has an open structure and is available for loading in computer databases and thus can be used via various software applications. Conventional dictionaries contain a lemma with various descriptions. A machine-readable dictionary may have additional capabilities and is therefore sometimes called a smart dictionary. An example of a smart dictionary is the Open Source Gellish English dictionary. The term dictionary is also used to refer to an electronic vocabulary or lexicon as used for example in spelling checkers.

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