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dic·tion·ar·y

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pronunciation:
dIk sh ner i
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part of speech: noun
inflections: dictionaries
definition: a book, or a source of information found on a computer, that lists the words of a language in alphabetical order, along with information about their meaning, spelling, and pronunciation.
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dic, dict Latin root that means speak, declare
-ary2 Latin noun-forming suffix that means a person, thing, or place associated with
-ion Latin noun-forming suffix that means the act, process, or result of
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The suffix -ion attaches to bases that are Latin verb stems ending in s or t.