Reverse Dictionary

Last weekend, there was this sales man who dropped into my place to sell Oxford dictionary and like stuff. His selling point was that the dictionary also features a “Reverse Dictionary” and hence the origin of this post.

A reverse dictionary lets you describe a concept and get back a list of words and phrases related to that concept. Your description can be a few words, a sentence, a question, or even just a single word.

After some internet research, One Look Reverse Dictionary seems to be one of the most comprehensive dictionaries. So here they search for words having definitions that match the search term given. It could be a quite cool thing because many a times, it so happens that you know the meaning but don’t know the word to describe it. The reverse dictionary would help here. What I am not sure of is that, there could be multiple ways of describing a word and how the reverse dictionary takes care of it.

You could buy a reverse dictionary here.

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Another attempt? Well yes. Attempting to figure out another sustainable model (there are some other attempts going on parallel-ly). Well, we have a lot of questions in mind. we read up stuff, we do some research to find answers to these questions. This is an attempt to publish that little 15-20 minute research.

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