WordDefinition

WordDefinition["word"]

gives the dictionary definitions available for "word".

Details

  • WordDefinition["word"] returns a list of definitions if "word" is a recognized English-language word. A list of available words can be found using WordList.
  • WordDefinition["word"] returns Missing["UnknownWord"] for words that do not have definitions available.

Examples

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Basic Examples  (1)

Find the dictionary definitions for a given word:

Scope  (2)

"Word" entity expressions can be used in addition to strings:

"Concept" entities may also be used:

Possible Issues  (1)

For words with no definition information available, Missing["UnknownWord"] is returned:

Introduced in 2015
 (10.3)
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Updated in 2017
 (11.2)