On-line dictionary

Vincenzo Nardi-Dei vinz at PCLSP2.KUICR.KYOTO-U.AC.JP
Mon Mar 21 23:31:52 EST 1994


An on-line English to English dictionary is available by
telnet at cs.indiana.edu 2627.

To get the DICTIONARY SERVER PROTOCOL, as soon as you
are connected enter Local Echo function (it is not default)
and type HELP in capital letters (the protocol is case-sensitive
and can not work in lower case mode).

It is very exahustive, and, among the others, it offers the definition,
the ethimology, a wild-card function for one or more letters,
more probable correct spellings, synonimous etc....

You can save the connection as a telnet file and keep it open
whilst writing documents, as if it was a programme of your
computer, since the connection is not time limited.

bye

Vincenzo



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