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September 7, 2015 Welcomes 8 Billionth Visitor

HUNTINGDON VALLEY, PA., September 7, 2015 -- Farlex, Inc., publisher of the world's most comprehensive online database of reference information, announced today that its flagship site,, has reached an exciting new milestone, welcoming its 8 billionth visitor since the website’s launch in the spring of 2003.

The Free Dictionary debuted as a simple dictionary catering to U.S. customers and has since evolved into one of the most comprehensive and authoritative reference sites online, serving a global network of users. Today, the site offers access to multilingual dictionary content in more than 40 languages; medical, legal, financial, and computing dictionaries; a thesaurus; several encyclopedias; and much more.

"Our mission has always been to make The Free Dictionary the most comprehensive reference resource online," said Steve Boymel, co-founder and vice president of Farlex, Inc. "It's exciting to see more and more people making it their go-to source for accurate information."

While the way in which people access information continues to evolve, the number of visitors to has continued to increase exponentially. The site reached 5 billion visitors in 2013, and it is on pace to double that number in a fraction of the time.

"Our growing community of users has recognized that they can quickly access free, quality information here that they cannot get anywhere else," said Nick Simonov, co-founder and president of Farlex, Inc. "As we continue to build our collection of leading reference sources, we expect our userbase to continue to grow."

About is one of the most comprehensive reference resources online. Launched in 2003, has grown to include medical, legal, financial, and computer dictionaries, a multilingual dictionary tool, a thesaurus, several encyclopedias, a literature reference library, and a search engine. A prime online vehicle for active information seekers, has been accessed by more than 8 billion visitors. Apps powered by The Free Dictionary have been downloaded by tens of millions of users, with top ratings after hundreds of thousands of reviews.

About Farlex, Inc.:

Farlex, Inc. ( is an independent, privately held provider of online reference products based in Huntingdon Valley. Founded in 2004, Farlex, Inc. provides innovative, easy-to-use reference and learning tools. Farlex's flagship websites, and, contain over 25 million pages of books, periodicals, and reference information from the world's most respected sources.

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