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Wiktionary is a sister project to Wikipedia intended to be a free wiki dictionary (thesaurus, lexicon therein) in every language. Following through with Daniel Alston's idea, it was set up on December 12, 2002. On March 29, 2004 the first multilingual Wiktionaries were developed in French and Polish. Other languages have been developed, and more are continually being developed. Wiktionary was hosted on a temporary URL until May 1, 2004 when it switched to the current full URL. The English Wiktionary has more than 60,000 entries.
Wiktionary can be used for:
- explaining meaning of words, terms and abbreviations
- finding synonyms for words and thesaurus
- translating from one language to another
Unlike many dictionaries, which are monolingual or bilingual, Wiktionary is a multilingual and international dictionary, meaning that the goal is to cover every word from all known languages.
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