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The Google Dictionary website was terminated on August 5, 2011 after part of its functionality was integrated into Google Search using the define: operator.
It was believed that, until August 2010, Google used definitions from Collins COBUILD. COBUILD entries were easy to recognize by their characteristic full-sentence definitions as well as rather cryptic grammar codes such as [N-VAR], which in Google Dictionary went unexplained. In August 2010, a blog site reported that Google Dictionary switched from the Collins COBUILD Advanced Learner's English Dictionary to the Oxford Pocket Dictionary of Current English as its English definitions provider. This report, although close, was not quite accurate, as in fact the content now came from another Oxford dictionary, the Oxford American College Dictionary. As of 5 August 2011[update], Google Dictionary was discontinued as a separate service, although similar results have been incorporated into the Google search sidebar. However, this has resulted in a controversy over the way in which Google shut down the service without any warning. Moreover, the "Starred Words" feature became unavailable at the same time, without any opportunity for users to back up their starred words. Many users have expressed their disappointment with the sudden discontinuation of the service on Google's Help Forum.
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- Alex Chitu. "Google Dictionary Has a New Content Provider". Google Operating System. Retrieved 23 November 2014.
- "Repozytorium Uniwersytetu im. Adama Mickiewicza (AMUR): Online dictionaries of English". Hdl.handle.net. Retrieved 23 November 2014.
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- Google Dictionary Extension for Google Chrome
- Google Dictionary Online — Provides a service via its JSON API
- How to visit Google Dictionary