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4.1 Dictionaries and Thesauri
Spellcheck.net also has an abundance of links to some great resources, including calculators, currency conversions, and a unit converter.
There are several good online dictionaries. Merriam-Webster OnLine has a friendly web interface and contains most of the words I know and quite a few I don't know. (They even have most of the really good swear words.) M-W.COM also offers a toolbar for Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser.
If this dictionary doesn't have what you need, you might try The Online Dictionary List or one of the Specialty Dictionaries.
MedTerms where you'll find "...easy-to-understand explanations of over 15,000 medical terms."
Remember, though, it's always best to ask your doctor directly what they meant, rather than rely on the web for medical information.
AllWords.com, in addition to definitions, offers translation, crossword puzzles, a crossword solver, and a lot of links for word lovers.
Bable Fish and Google's Language tools. Both do typed text, as well as entire web page translation.
A word of caution: Don't trust online translations with anything very important. For example, in Bable Fish, going from English to Chinese, and then back again, this:
Everything you ever wanted to know about mathematics.
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