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Farlex Increases Content by 12,000 Idiomatic Phrases with the addition of the Cambridge International Dictionary of Idioms and the Cambridge Dictionary of American Idioms
HUNTINGDON VALLEY, Pa., October 14, 2005—Farlex, Inc., publisher of the world’s largest online database of reference information (www.thefreedictionary.com), announced today an agreement to incorporate the Cambridge International Dictionary of Idioms and the Cambridge Dictionary of American Idioms content into TheFreeDictionary.com’s collection of reference information. With the addition of these Cambridge dictionaries, users can gain access to over 12,000 idioms currently in British, American and Australian English, helping learners to understand them and use them with confidence. The Cambridge Dictionary of American Idioms, based on the 200 million words of American English text in the Cambridge International Corpus, unlocks the meaning of more than 5,000 idiomatic phrases used in contemporary American English. Full-sentence examples show how idioms are really used.
Under this arrangement Cambridge University Press will provide the complete and current version of its idioms dictionaries. In return, Farlex will integrate the information into its standardized format making it easier for users to find and use.
"The addition of Cambridge continues our content expansion for language enthusiasts around the world. Our goal is to allow instant access to the world’s greatest English language information”, said Nick Simonov, co-founder and president of Farlex, Inc. “We look forward to supporting Cambridge in its commitment to supply readers with best-of-breed information — as we continue to do for all publishing partners on TheFreeDictionary.com."
As the world’s largest online database of reference information, TheFreeDictionary.com offers over one million entries in an easy-to-navigate, user-friendly format. In addition to Cambridge International Dictionary of Idioms and the Cambridge Dictionary of American Idioms, TheFreeDictionary.com boasts definitions and articles from various dictionaries and encyclopedias specializing in the fields of medicine, technology and law. The highly-regarded site also offers several general interest encyclopedias and other useful research tools. For more information, or to conduct a search, visit www.thefreedictionary.com.
Launched in the spring of 2003, TheFreeDictionary.com has quickly grown to become one of the best reference sources on the Web. From its beginnings as a simple dictionary of everyday terms, TheFreeDictionary.com has incorporated medical, legal, and computer dictionaries, a thesaurus, an encyclopedia, a literature reference library, and a search engine, all in one place. A prime online vehicle for active information seekers, TheFreeDictionary.com was accessed by more than 200 million visitors.
About Farlex, Inc.:
Farlex, Inc. (www.farlex.com) is an independent, privately held provider of online reference products based in Huntingdon Valley PA. Founded in 2004, Farlex, Inc. provides innovative, easy-to-use reference and learning tools. Farlex’s flagship websites,
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