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the·sau·rus

 (thĭ-sôr′əs)
n. pl. the·sau·rus·es or the·sau·ri (-sôr′ī′)
1. A book of synonyms, often including related and contrasting words and antonyms.
2. A book of selected words or concepts, such as a specialized vocabulary of a particular field, as of medicine or music.

[Latin thēsaurus, treasury, from Greek thēsauros.]

thesaurus

(θɪˈsɔːrəs)
n, pl -ruses or -ri (-raɪ)
1. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) a book containing systematized lists of synonyms and related words
2. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) a dictionary of selected words or topics
3. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) rare a treasury
[C18: from Latin, Greek: treasure]

the•sau•rus

(θɪˈsɔr əs)

n., pl. -sau•rus•es, -sau•ri (-ˈsɔr aɪ)
1. a dictionary of synonyms and antonyms.
2. any dictionary, encyclopedia, or other comprehensive reference book.
3. a storehouse, repository, or treasury.
[1730–40; < Latin thēsaurus < Greek thēsaurós treasure, treasury]

thesaurus

- Comes from Greek thesauros, meaning "storehouse, treasury," and its original sense was "dictionary or encyclopedia," but this was narrowed to the current meaning with the appearance of Roget's in 1852.
See also related terms for storehouse.

Thesaurus

 a treasury or storehouse, 1491; a repository, as of words, hence, Roget’s Thesaurus, 1852.

thesaurus

1. A book that lists synonyms for words.
2. A book that lists synonyms and related words but does not give definitions.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.thesaurus - a book containing a classified list of synonymsthesaurus - a book containing a classified list of synonyms
wordbook - a reference book containing words (usually with their meanings)
word finder, wordfinder - a thesaurus organized to help you find the word you want but cannot think of

thesaurus

noun wordbook, wordfinder I refer to my thesaurus a lot when I'm writing songs.
Translations
قاموس قوائِم المعاني
slovníktezaurus
synonymordbog
fogalomköri szótárszinonimaszótártezaurusz
samheitasafn
tezauras
enciklopēdijatezaurs
synonymordbok
eş/zıt anlamlı sözcükler sözlüğü

thesaurus

[θɪˈsɔːrəs] N (thesauruses, thesauri (pl)) [θɪˈsɔːraɪ]tesauro m

thesaurus

[θɪˈsɔːrəs] ndictionnaire m des synonymes, dictionnaire m analogique

thesaurus

nThesaurus m

thesaurus

[θɪˈsɔːrəs] ndizionario dei sinonimi

thesaurus

(θiˌsoːrəs) noun
a book which gives information (eg a dictionary or encyclopedia) especially one which lists words according to their meanings.
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Tender are invited for Methodology and technology for creating specialized dictionaries and thesauri for the needs of the development of a national infrastructure for spatial information.
POWERING SEARCH: THE ROLE OF THESAURI IN NEW INFORMATION ENVIRONMENTS provides a fine monograph considering the role of thesauri in search user interfaces in a range of information search systems, from databases and digital collections to open archives and content management systems, and is an assessment of a range of projects and practices from many different sources.
Powering search; the role of thesauri in new information environments.
The 1989 report of the Music Thesaurus Project Working Group called for a number of bold initiatives, including the construction of thesauri that would cover all aspects of music as well as literature on music (the "about-ness" and the "is-ness").
0 offering lots of great new functionalities and improvements including auto-population of thesauri and linked data knowledge models.
2007), GenTax: A Generic Methodology for Deriving OWL and RDF-S Ontologies from Hierarchical Classifications, Thesauri, and Inconsistent Taxonomies, in: E.
This selective review looks at thesauri, guided navigation, and folksonomy as three activity areas in which subject analysis researchers have been attempting to address rapidly changing new environments.
Microthesaurus: The convergence of several specialized thesauri (Yancey and Carson 2004)
The agreement will expand CSA's technology thesauri by approximately 4,000 terms and its databases by about 100,000 records.
The software offers reference information in real time, including content from sources such as dictionaries, encyclopedias and thesauri.
The rule based indexing primarily is applied for multilingual thesauri such as those by Loukachevitch & Dobrov (2002) and Hlava & Hainebach (1996) typically rely on tens of thousands of rules making mainly reference to the presence or non-presence of certain words.