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Specialist dictionaries

Specialist dictionaries concentrate on a particular subject. For example, you can get dictionaries of science, animals and history. They include information on the words, phrases, people and things related to the subject.

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Illustrated dictionaries

Illustrated dictionaries include illustrations to help show what the words mean. Specialist dictionaries are often illustrated. For example, a dictionary of plants may be illustrated to show the reader what each plant looks like and what the parts of the plants are called.

Electronic dictionaries

The most widely used electronic dictionaries are found on the Internet. Finding a word is easy, you type the word into a search box, press enter, and the results are shown. There is often an option to hear how the word is pronounced (what it sounds like) too.

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