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Dictionary information for The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44:

   This file was converted from the original database on:
             Thu Mar 7 19:06:27 2002

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 Begin file 1 of 26:  Letter A (Version 0.44) 
           This file is part 1 of the GNU version of
     The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
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                 This dictionary was derived from the
               Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
                        Version published 1913
                     by the  C. & G. Merriam Co.
                          Springfield, Mass.
                        Under the direction of
                       Noah Porter, D.D., LL.D.

                               and from
                WordNet, a semantic network created by
                   the Cognitive Science Department
                       of Princeton University
                        under the direction of
                         Prof. George Miller

               and is being updated and supplemented by
          an open coalition of volunteer collaborators from
                          around the world.

     This electronic dictionary is the starting point for an
ongoing project to develop a modern on-line comprehensive
encyclopedic dictionary, by the efforts of all individuals
willing to help build a large and freely available knowledge
base.  Contributions of data, time, and effort are requested
from any person willing to assist creation of a comprehensive
and organized knowledge base for free access on the internet. 
Anyone willing to assist in any way in constructing such a
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   Last edit May 16, 2001.


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