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What are Dictionaries?
A dictionary is a book in which are collected and given meaning or they are associated with, usually in alphabetical way, words or terms of a language or discipline. It is lexicography, who is responsible for developing and making dictionaries. Since this branch of study, worries about verify, what symbols written together, they form a valid Word, for a language with a specific meaning.
These words, in English, Spanish, Japanese, Finnish vocabulary (each language has its own dictionaries), among many others, are compiled in an orderly manner, with the meaning of each of them in books. Since there are numerous words, which are inserted into the dictionaries. All the lexicon of a language, is incorporated into the dictionaries. Thus his editions, are not small. Rather than the opposite.
But anyway, before the digital age, there is another way to be able to compile all the words, that was not through books. Today, what was in the past, since dictionaries, they can be found in digital formats, which are smaller, are also more practical transport. We're talking about what are the DVD or CD.
With respect to the history of dictionaries, it is said that in the century VIIa.c, in Mesopotamia, an Assyrian king, commanded to carve on tablets of stone, different words that were used at that time, in this eastern region. Later, with all the strength and the intellectual thrust of the Greek philosophers, is one of them, Apolinio, creates a collection of Greek lexicon, in a written text, called Lexicon. This occurred in the IIIa.c century. Way back, they were developing, because after the 10th century, different dictionaries, which today, are representative of the word in various European countries.
With respect to the first binding dictionary for all Latin America, the dictionary of the Real Academia de La Lengua, its first edition dates from the 18th century. There are different types of dictionaries. There are those of the language used in different countries, where words are sorted in alphabetic way and gives their meanings. Apart from the fact of giving its etymology and deal as nouns, adjectives, adverbs, among other useful information.
We can also find synonyms and antonyms. In the same way are those of languages, etymological (dealing with the origin of the words) and specialized. All these are dictionaries more used by people.