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About Dictionaries


Dictionaries provide and alphabetical arrangement of words with their definitions, pronunciations, etymology spelling, syllabication, parts of speech, usage, etc. Dictionaries can be general or they may focus on a specific topic such as philosophy or medicine.

Language Dictionaries

The UWSP library owns a number language dictionaries. These are a type of general dictionaries which provide the definitions, pronunciations, usage, etc. for a specific language. There are also dictionaries which will translate words in one language to the same word in a different language. Below are a few examples of language dictionaries available at the UWSP library.

Subject Dictionaries

Subject dictionaries can be used to look up words specific to a certain topic. A few examples that are available at the UWSP library are listed below. You can also search for other subject dictionaries by using Search@UW.