What is the dictionary?

Dictionaries may be needed by a person, included in any new activity. A new field of activity opens up for man a new phenomena that require understanding and, of course, the name.

A dictionary is a book (or any other source), which contains words that are in strict order (usually alphabetical), all words are interpretations or translations into another language.

Types of dictionaries

Encyclopedic dictionary – this provides a summary of the various areas of knowledge. Such dictionaries do not explain the literal meaning of words and concepts and different terms.

Dictionaries define words in the translated specified translation word in any language. There are also terminological dictionaries in which you will be able to find any specific term. The meaning of the words can be viewed in etymological dictionaries. To check the correct spelling of a word – spelling. In addition, there are dictionaries of synonyms, foreign words.

Dictionaries of idioms will help people working in literary translation of texts or writing. Here they will be able to find an explanation of the values of various expressions that are deeply rooted in the speech of a people.

There are rhyming dictionaries (where endings of words), within which there is sorting in the reverse order. Such dictionaries are called "reverse". In the frequency and semantic dictionaries of the elements are grouped into lexemes, which are located, depending on frequency of use (from core to periphery).

In pronouncing dictionaries, you can check the pronunciation and sounds of words, collected in the dialectical vocabulary of the various territorial groups. In dictionaries of neologisms you will be able to find recently entered the language, has not yet developed to the end of the word. In the dictionary of obsolete words, in contrast, are long disused word.

Known for creating dictionaries where the word or expression that characterize the work of a particular author. Typically, in such dictionaries are comments explaining the specifics of the use of a word.

Types of dictionaries there are so many. In order to use any dictionary you must realize the need to address the vocabulary in the process of solving any cognitive and communicative tasks. You should also be able to pick up a dictionary, to perceive the text correctly.