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Merriam-Webster announces Dictionary API for developers, coming to a word game near you

Sarah Silbert
07.13.12
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Merriam-Webster just announced its new Dictionary API, which gives developers access to the full dictionary and thesaurus, along with more specialized content like medical, Spanish, ESL and student-targeted vocabulary lists. The API will let app makers integrate word definitions, etymologies, audio pronunciations and more. While this content will no doubt make it into a slew of educational apps, Merriam-Webster says it will also enhance word games, so maybe Scramble and Words with Friends will finally start accepting those obscure three-letter words you have up your sleeve.

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MERRIAM-WEBSTER UNLOCKS AMERICA'S FAVORITE DICTIONARY TO DEVELOPERS WITH NEW API

SPRINGFIELD, MASS., July 12, 2012 - Today Merriam-Webster announced the launch of DictionaryAPI.com, their API Developer Center, unlocking America's most trusted dictionary content to developers worldwide.

The Merriam-Webster Dictionary API gives developers access to comprehensive dictionary and thesaurus content from a wide range of best-selling references including Merriam-Webster's Collegiate® Dictionary and its popular series of grade-appropriate student dictionaries. Specialized resources include medical, Spanish-English, and English-language learners' dictionaries, thus allowing developers to integrate content into applications at appropriate age and learning levels.

"We want to empower developers with relevant, up-to-date content," says John M. Morse, President and Publisher at Merriam-Webster. "With this new API, we are providing a rich environment where developers can easily tap into authoritative content encouraging digital innovation for a wide range of products, including word games and creative new interactive educational apps, for any market- children, adults, or language learners,"

The Merriam-Webster Dictionary API includes access to definitions, audio pronunciations, example sentences, etymologies, synonyms and antonyms, and more. For more information please visit http://dictionaryapi.com.

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