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Mediaeval Latin dictionarium from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] dictionarius from dictio (speaking) from dictus, perfect past participle of dīcō (speak) + -arium (room, place).

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dictionary

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dictionaries

dictionary (dictionaries)
  1. A publication, usually a book, with a list of words from one or more languages, normally ordered alphabetically and explaining each word's meaning and sometimes containing information on its etymology, usage, translations, and other data.
    A multi-volume Latin dictionary in the University Library of Graz.
  2. (computing) An associative array, a data structure where each value is referenced by a particular key, analogous to words and definitions in a physical dictionary.

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