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April 8, 2011

Google Tests a Search Option for Definitions

Google experiments with a search option that lets you find the definition of a word without using the define: operator or adding "definition" to the query. Selecting the "dictionary" option from the sidebar doesn't restrict the results to sites like and, but shows the information that's available in Google Dictionary. To be fair, Google includes a section called "web definitions" that shows definitions from Wikipedia, WordNet and from different glossaries.

This feature is not yet available to everyone, but you can always install extensions like Google Dictionary for Chrome, Google Dictionary and Google Translate for Firefox or add Google Dictionary to your browser's search engines.


  1. ...and why the heck do you have to show that new feature on an iPad?

    Google, stop supporting Apple products before Android.

  2. @alex, this google is so powerful, I liked a page on facebook (a UNI Page )and posted on their wall, the next day google image search finds my profile image,

  3. I don't think this is new in Google. It has been there for the past 6 months. Am I wrong?


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