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Wordnik is a highly accessible and social online dictionary with over 6 million easily searchable words. The dictionary presents users with definitions and etymologies from multiple sources and includes many sample sentences extracted, but uncurated, from numerous internet sources including blogs and news sites. Wordnik is also a social space encouraging word lovers to participate in its community by creating lists, tagging words, and posting comments. Wordnik welcomes words without scrutiny, and this inclusive philosophy coupled with its online format make it possible for Wordnik to be the world’s biggest dictionary. Though Wordnik is highly usable and engaging, there is room for improvement in some areas including more consistent details about the originating sources of example sentences, clearer identification of hyperlinks on word entry pages, and more extensive and useful synonyms. Overall, Wordnik is a resource in alignment with its ongoing mission and a valuable resource for English language enthusiasts.

Publication date: October 1, 2013

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