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English Dictionary (engdict)

Get in Scilab more than 176000 definitions for ~ 112000 distinct english words
(2834 downloads for this version - 4841 downloads for all versions)
Manas Sharma
Owner Organization
Manas Sharma
Samuel Gougeon
Manas Sharma
Creation Date
March 11, 2018
Source created on
Scilab 6.0.x
Binaries available on
Scilab 5.5.x:
Windows 64-bit Windows 32-bit Linux 64-bit Linux 32-bit MacOSX
Scilab 6.0.x:
Windows 64-bit Windows 32-bit Linux 64-bit Linux 32-bit MacOSX
Install command
--> atomsInstall("engdict")
A toolbox that brings the functionality of an English Dictionary.

define - gives definitions of English Words

Online help page:

Check out the following links for more info:


CHANGES 1.0.1 => 1.1
* builder.sce
  - accepted Scilab 5.3 while csvRead() introduced in 5.4
  - uselessly called tbx_builder_src() and tbx_builder_gateway() removed

* Macros
  - define.sci : code factorized (300 -> 22 rows)
  - countWordsDefs() added (private)

* Data files
  - All dict .csv files moved from ~/macros to ~/data
  - Unused files Ameanings.csv, Awords.csv, K.word.xlsx and Q.xlsx removed.
  - 111696 words and 176049 definitions supported.

* Help content improved:
  - simpson.xml renamed define.xml
  - Description improved:
    - meaning = column, with one definition per row.
    - Number of supported words and defs now indicated.
  - Examples split in 2 parts.
  - <screen> display added on 1st example.
  - hyperlink added on the Bibliography reference.

* changes.txt file created

* engdict is now packaged for Scilab 5.5 and Scilab 6.0
Files (4)
[5.11 MB]
OS-independent binary for Scilab 5.5.x
Ready to install and use with Scilab 5.5 (DESCRIPTION included)
[5.11 MB]
OS-independent binary for Scilab 6.0.x
Ready to install and use with Scilab 6.0 (DESCRIPTION included)
[5.07 MB]
Source code archive

[98.86 kB]
Miscellaneous file
Online help page
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Comments (1)     Leave a comment 
Comment from Samuel Gougeon -- March 16, 2018, 11:08:37 PM    
Hello Manas,

When trying define(), i was wondering about a "p" option -- for
"printing" -- in order to
format and display the definitions in the console in a nice way (long lines wrapped and
indented, "!" removed, etc).

Do you plan such an option, or you consider keeping only the returned value and the raw
default display?

Best regards
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