thesaurus
noun (plural thesauri or thesauruses) Etymology: New Latin, from Latin, treasure, collection, from Greek thēsauros Date: circa 1823 1. treasury, storehouse 2. a. a book of words or of information about a particular field or set of concepts; especially a book of words and their synonyms b. a list of subject headings or descriptors usually with a cross-reference system for use in the organization of a collection of documents for reference and retrieval • thesaural adjective

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Synonyms:
, / (especially of knowledge)


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