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Google provides definitions of search terms

     

lizard49

7:33 pm on Jul 4, 2002 (gmt 0)

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In the blue bar across the top of Google's results page, if a term is underlined (most are), you can click on it and get a definition of the word.

vitaplease

7:20 am on Jul 5, 2002 (gmt 0)

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lizard49,

nice one lizard, never seen that before. Has this been around for long?

brotherhood of LAN

8:26 am on Jul 5, 2002 (gmt 0)

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That one has been around for a while, and is particularly keen when you type in "dictionary"

Robert Charlton

5:49 pm on Jul 5, 2002 (gmt 0)

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>>you can click on it and get a definition of the word.<<

Here's a twist... The link takes you to the dictionary.com definition, and you're also given a link below the definition to the "10 most popular sites for [this term]," and clicking that takes you to... Ask Jeeves, where you get ten partner site results, followed by 10 Direct Hit results, and accompanied by one or two pop-ups.

caine

8:02 pm on Jul 5, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Robert,

thats one heck of a journey, quite surprising google has let it go.

Google > Dictionary > DH top 10 > AJ

Brett_Tabke

8:27 pm on Jul 5, 2002 (gmt 0)

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It's hard to spot that word as a link though in some browsers since it is not underlined.

mbauser2

11:11 pm on Jul 5, 2002 (gmt 0)

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thats one heck of a journey, quite surprising google has let it go

Not really surprising to me. Google isn't Microsoft; they don't think they have to control everything their partners do. They're also not afraid of competition from other search providers; they still occasionally link to the competition in the footers of SERPs, remember?

But while we're on the subject, has it occurred to anybody else that Google Glossary is a test for replacing dictionary.com ?

(It's [labs.google.com...] , for those of you who missed it.)

vitaplease

8:39 am on Jul 6, 2002 (gmt 0)

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If you search for a foreign word, there will be no underline look-up option.

GG, for one of your friday afternoon - idea generator - meetings:

Please do not forget us non-English people ;).
Surely there must be other foreign on-line dictonaries Google can link to?

 

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