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Thesauri (Dictionaries)


  • Lists of words and their synonyms and often their antonyms. For lists of words and phrases that are used to index content and/or retrieve content, and that may include cross-references, see [Controlled vocabularies.]

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    • Thesauri (Dictionaries)
  • Variants

    • Synonym dictionaries
    • Thesauruses (Dictionaries)
  • Broader Terms

  • Closely Matching Concepts from Other Schemes

  • Sources

    • found: ERIC thesaurus, via WWW, Aug. 8, 2014(Thesauri. Synonym - Instead of this term use: Reference Materials)
    • found: Genre terms : a thesaurus for use in rare book and special collections cataloging, via WWW, Aug. 8, 2014(Thesauri. BT Wordbooks)
    • found: Reitz, J.M. ODLIS : online dictionary for library and information science, Aug. 8, 2014(thesaurus: A book of synonyms and near-synonyms in a written language, usually arranged conceptually, although dictionary arrangement is not uncommon. Also refers to an alphabetically arranged lexicon of terms comprising the specialized vocabulary of an academic discipline or field of study, showing the logical and semantic relations among terms, particularly a list of subject headings or descriptors used as preferred terms in indexing the literature of the field. Plural: thesauri)
    • found: Merriam-Webster online, Aug. 8, 2014(thesaurus, plural thesauri or thesauruses: 1: treasury, storehouse. 2a: a book of words or of information about a particular field or set of concepts; especially : a book of words and their synonyms. 2b: a list of subject headings or descriptors usually with a cross-reference system for use in the organization of a collection of documents for reference and retrieval)
  • General Notes

    • Lists of words and their synonyms and often their antonyms. For lists of words and phrases that are used to index content and/or retrieve content, and that may include cross-references, see [Controlled vocabularies.]
  • Example Notes

    • Note under [Controlled vocabularies]
  • Change Notes

    • 2014-12-01: new
    • 2015-12-02: revised
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