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Dictionary.com is an online dictionary whose domain was first registered on May 14, 1995. The company was founded by Brian Kariger and Daniel Fierro as part of Lexico Publishing, which also started Thesaurus.com and Reference.com.
Type of site
|Created by||Brian Kariger|
|Launched||May 14, 1995|
The content for Dictionary.com is based on the latest version of Random House Unabridged Dictionary, with other content from the Collins English Dictionary, American Heritage Dictionary and others.
Features and appsEdit
On Monday, May 3, 1999, Dictionary.com began its Word of the Day feature.
In 2010, Dictionary.com began its annual Word of the Year feature with the word 'change'. The selection is based on search trends on the site throughout the year and the news events that drive them. 
The following is the list of Dictionary.com's annual words starting in 2010:
- 2010: Change
- 2011: Tergiversate
- 2012: Bluster
- 2013: Privacy
- 2014: Exposure
- 2015: Identity
- 2016: Xenophobia
- 2017: Complicit
- 2018: Misinformation
- 2019: Existential
In April 2009, Dictionary.com offered their first dictionary app in the iOS App Store. Since then, they have released an Android version, as well as a standalone thesaurus app called Thesaurus Rex, along with education apps, Dictionary.com Flashcards, Word Dynamo, and Learning to Read with Zoo Animals.
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