Earlier i wrote about Acronyms and how AcronymFinder can be of help when dealing with Acronyms. Similarly, if you are stuck with word definitions and want a quick response, Definr.com is the website for you. Definr.com is an interesting website which gives you instant, simple definitions for a word and also has an interesting auto-complete feature. Its particularly useful for times you don’t wish to land up into detailed definition and usage examples but rather only want the definition.
Definr.com website says
Definr.com is a fast, free dictionary based on Princeton’s open WordNet 2.0.
The website framework is Ruby on Rails. Looking up words in a dictionary is easy, so we do that with MySQL and cache the top 10,000 definitions in memory.
Definr.com also offers an interesting Firefox extension which integrates well with you Firefox instance and allows you to search for the definitions at a click of a button.
Also read: Hacking Ruby on Rails.
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