List of Dictionaries & Glossaries vs Glossary Search Interfaces: Pros & Cons


Using known dictionaries & glossaries by going directly to their URLs

pro: Your search will include any pages that are not indexed by (therefore inaccessible to) general-purpose search engines (Google etc.).

con: You may not find your term immediately and may need to open several glossaries before you do eventually find it.


Using the glossary search interfaces and specifying your keyword/phrase

pro: The glossary that you find will contain your term (ideally as the term being defined; sometimes, however, as part of a definition of another term).

con: Your search is limited to those glossaries (and parts thereof) that are indexed by Google.


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