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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Dictionary \Dic"tion*a*ry\, n.; pl. Dictionaries. [Cf. F.
     dictionnaire. See Diction.]
     1. A book containing the words of a language, arranged
        alphabetically, with explanations of their meanings; a
        lexicon; a vocabulary; a wordbook.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              I applied myself to the perusal of our writers; and
              noting whatever might be of use to ascertain or
              illustrate any word or phrase, accumulated in time
              the materials of a dictionary.        --Johnson.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. Hence, a book containing the words belonging to any system
        or province of knowledge, arranged alphabetically; as, a
        dictionary of medicine or of botany; a biographical
        dictionary.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  dictionary
      n 1: a reference book containing an alphabetical list of words
           with information about them [syn: dictionary, lexicon]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  37 Moby Thesaurus words for "dictionary":
     biographical dictionary, cant, chemical dictionary,
     desk dictionary, dialect dictionary, dictionary of quotations,
     electronics dictionary, etymological dictionary,
     foreign-language dictionary, gazetteer, general dictionary,
     geological dictionary, gloss, glossary, gradus, jargon, language,
     lexicon, nomenclator, onomasticon, palaver, phrase book,
     polyglot dictionary, promptorium, rhyming dictionary,
     science dictionary, slang dictionary, specialized dictionary,
     synonym dictionary, synonymy, terminology, thesaurus,
     treasury of words, unabridged dictionary, vocabulary, word list,
     wordbook
  
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  dictionary
  
     1. data dictionary.
  
     2. associative array.
  
     3. Free On-line Dictionary of Computing.
  

From The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906) :

  DICTIONARY, n.  A malevolent literary device for cramping the growth
  of a language and making it hard and inelastic.  This dictionary,
  however, is a most useful work.
  

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