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From en.wiktionary.org (brief) [en-brief]:

        1. A publication, usually in the form of a book, which gives an
           ordered list (normally alphabetically) of words, normally
           explaining their meaning and sometimes containing information on
           etymology, usage, translations and other items related to the word.
           Some dictionaries list the words of more than one language and/or
           give translations in more than one language.
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