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Wendy Boswell

Get your word definitions in a whole new way with the Visual Dictionary

By March 12, 2012

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visual dictionary online Traditionally, dictionaries are not known for being fun, entertaining, or even mildly interesting. However, that's where the Visual Dictionary Online comes in. Instead of a traditional words-only dictionary, the Visual Dictionary is based on images - more than 6,000 images, in fact, in 15 major themes that span from Astronomy to Sports.

For example: see that butterfly? I was able to click on any of those words surrounding it and learn more about the unique morphology of a butterfly: what makes the cells, the hind wing and its function, the antennae, etc. The Visual Dictionary is much more than "just" a dictionary, to be sure.

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