dictionary /phoentic transcription noun (pl. -ies) 1 a book that gives a list of the words of a language in alphabetical order and explains what they mean, or gives a word for them in a foreign language: a Spanish-English dictionary 2 a book that explains the words that are used in a particular subject: a dictionary of mathematics 3 a list of words in electronic form, for example stored in a computer`s SPELLCHECKER

(Wehmeier;Ashby 2000, p. 347)