"One category of computer software which often receives
little attention is the world of the dictionary. Whilst this type
of utility might not seem particularly interesting, dictionary
software is an important tool for writers and students. If you are
learning a new language or want to check the meaning of a word or
phrase, a good dictionary tool will be very useful.
"Many people use a traditional dictionary primarily for checking
the spelling of a word. However, lots of computer software includes
built-in spelling checking, often on-the-fly. The tools featured in
this article offer far more functionality than mere spell-checking.
Here you will find software that can actually transform the way
that you write.
"The Linux operating system offers an impressive range of
versatile dictionary tools which can look up words and phrases for
different languages in multiple dictionary file formats, as well as
utilising online sites such as Wikipedia and Wikitionary."