thesaurus

Latin, meaning: treasure, horde / store-room, treasury.
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thesaurus

controlled vocabulary in which concepts are represented by preferred terms, formally organized so that paradigmatic relationships between the concepts are made explicit, and the preferred terms are accompanied by lead-in entries for synonyms or quasi-synonyms. The purpose of a thesaurus is to guide both the indexer and the searcher to select the sa
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thesaurus

[n] - a book containing a classified list of synonyms
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Thesaurus

A controlled vocabulary of terms used to aid document indexing and searching.
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thesaurus

a list of words arranged according to meaning, rather than alphabetically as in a standard dictionary.
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Thesaurus

a reference text which groups words by meaning. A thesaurus can help writers to select words, consider the full range of alternatives and vary words which are used frequently: said, went, nice.
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Thesaurus

The┬Ěsau'rus noun ; plural Thesauri . [ Latin See Treasure .] A treasury or storehouse; hence, a repository, especially of knowledge; -- often applied to a comprehensive work, like a dictionary or cyclopedia.
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thesaurus

synonym finder noun a book containing a classified list of synonyms
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Thesaurus

• (n.) A treasury or storehouse; hence, a repository, especially of knowledge; -- often applied to a comprehensive work, like a dictionary or cyclopedia.
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thesaurus

(from the article `library`) A new use of the term thesaurus, now widespread, dates from the early 1950s in the work of H.P. Luhn, at International Business Machines Corporation ...
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thesaurus

(from the article `Roget, Peter Mark`) English physician and philologist remembered for his Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases (1852), a comprehensive classification of synonyms or ... ...less useful than they might be if compiled in some other order. The assembling of words into groups related by some principle, as by their ... ...
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thesaurus

thesaurus (s) 1. A book that lists words related to each other in meaning, usually giving synonyms and antonyms. 2. A dictionary of words relating to a particular subject. 3. A place in which valuable things are stored. 4. Etymology: from 1823, 'treasury, storehouse'; from Latin thesaurus 'treasury, treasure'; from Greek thesauros, 'a treas...
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thesaurus

a book of synonyms, often also containing antonyms. An example is Roget's Thesaurus. In database searching, a thesaurus strategy is to use multiple iterations to search for related words and generate results. The database will often suggest synonyms and related words to try.
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Thesaurus

A thesaurus is a reference work that lists words grouped together according to similarity of meaning (containing synonyms and sometimes antonyms), in contrast to a dictionary, which contains definitions and pronunciations. The largest thesaurus in the world is the Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary,{Citation needed|date=April 20
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Thesaurus

A thesaurus is a form of dictionary or encyclopaedia in which generally words are arranged in a list or groups according to their sense. In North America the term thesaurus is often given to a dictionary of synonyms. A
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thesaurus

Extensive collection of synonyms or words with related meaning. Thesaurus compilers include Francis Bacon, Comenius, and Peter Mark Roget, whose work was published in 1852
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thesaurus

a book or a list that contains words that have similar meanings
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Thesaurus

Synonym directory search engines use to help increase return relevancy. Thesaurus tools can also be
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