February 2

Visuwords – Online Visual Dictionary

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Visuwords is an online dictionary and thesaurus with a twist.  Enter a word in their search box and in a few seconds, your screen will be filled with a visual map of definitions of verbs, nouns, adjectives, and adverbs, antonyms, synonyms, causes, derivations, and several other categorizations.

The amount of results will vary by the word searched.

 

After Visuwords returns your search results, you can hover the mouse over each term/phrase bubble to see a more detailed definition.  You can also use the mouse scroll wheel to zoom in and out of the results map.  Another great feature is how double-clicking on one of the result bubbles will then open more related results to that particular term/phrase.

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For those who want to add Visuwords to their own website, they have included a link to download their source code.

Click here to visit visuwords.com and check it out.

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Posted February 2, 2011 by bk in category Open Source, Reference, Student Resources, Web-based

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