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  9. OneLook Dictionary - Think of this web site as a search engine for words and phrases: If you have a word for which you'd like a definition or translation, site will take you to the web-based dictionaries that define or translate that word.
  10. OneLook Reverse Dictionary - Lets you describe a concept and get back a list of words and phrases related to that concept.
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