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March 20, 2010

Find Definitions To Difficult Words –

Filed under: Online Tools — Tags: — Mohit @ 11:00 am

Finding definitions of some words and terms and can be a cumbrous task in case you always have to dig into various dictionaries and other text sources. So, to save on the ample amount of time you tend to spend looking up for vocabulary words, a guy named Prabhav Jain came up with the idea of EasyDefine-a simple and fast way to look up for various definitions. He launched EasyDefine in 2009, in association with Chris Choi, while the two were in Torrey Pines High School.

With this website there is no need to spend countless hours looking up definitions. All one has to do is copy and paste the word list and all the words will be extracted and defined. Definitions are taken from Princeton’s WordNet 3.0.

Its very easy to use this online tool.  Simply copy and paste a list of words into the text box. Your list can be in virtually any format. The heuristic algorithm used in this application will extract the words from the list you’ll give. The procedure is also illustrated with example to make its use more easy.

You can also look up for the word with 2 or more components such as "computerized axial tomography scanner".  And the entire list will be offered to you for download as a word document, for viewing on the website itself, or for emailing to yourself.

Some Key Features Under The ‘Advanced Options (located under the text box in the home tab)’ :-

  • alphabetizing and numbering your list.
  • You can specify the maximum number of definitions for each word and whether or not to randomly pick these definitions from the dictionary (for example picking 2 definitions out of a possible 10).
  • synonyms tab provide you with synonyms of the word list you gave us.

QuickDefine is the cool new feature that offers a maximum of 2 definitions per word with the click of a button (under the List tab).

Finding definitions had never been easier.

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EasyDefine was the brainchild of Prabhav Jain. He got so tired of spending excessive time looking up the definitions of many words that he developed the idea and code for an automatic and quick dictionary.

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With this website there is no need to spend countless hours looking up definitions.

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