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Accounting - Business - Finance

Accounting Terminology Guide
A glossary of accounting terms from the New York State Society of CPAs designed to help users better understand financial reports.

Campbell R. Harvey's Hypertextual Financial Glossary
An alphabetical listing of over 70,000 financial terms.

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American Sign Language

American Sign Language Browser
A basic vocabulary of several dozen words in American Sign Language (ASL) taught through written and animated instructions. Sponsored by Michigan State University.

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English

American Heritage Dictionary
Searchable online version of the fourth edition with over 90,000 entries.

Cambridge Dictionaries Online
Access to the Cambridge International Dictionary of English, the Cambridge Dictionary of American English, the Cambridge International Dictionary of Idioms, and the Cambridge International Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs.

Infoplease.com
Dictionary search gives you access to more than 125,000 entries.

Merriam-Webster
Fast and easy to use. Includes a thesaurus, word games and more.

Miss Pronouncer
A halfway decent resource for learning to pronounce stuff in Wisconsin." Fun facts and much, much more!

OneLook Dictionaries
A search engine for words. More than 4 million words in more than 800 online dictionaries are indexed by OneLook.

U.S. Courts Glossary
Commonly used legal terminology.

yourDictionary.com
Accesses the database of The American Heritage Dictionary. It includes translation capabilities and audio pronunciations of words.

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General

Behind the Name
the etymology and history of first names

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Health

On-line Medical Dictionary
Contains over 100,000 terms relating to biochemistry, cell biology, chemistry, medicine, molecular biology, physics, plant biology, science, and technology.

Medterms.com Medical Dictionary
This dictionary's entries include medical and scientific terms, abbreviations, acronyms, jargon, symptoms, and more.

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Internet

NetLingo.com - Dictionary of Internet Terms
Contains thousands of definitions about the online world of business, technology & communication. Includes text messaging, acronyms and smileys! Including the top 20 Internet acronyms every parent needs to know.

sophos.com - Glossary of SPAM terminology

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Language Translation

Google Language Tools
Search Specific Languages or Countries, Translate, Interface in Your Language, and more.

Dictionary.com Translator
Translate text into 14 different international languages.

DSLForum.org
Glossary of technical and DSL terminology in the English, Spanish and Italian language.

WorldLingo.com Free Online Language Translator
Offers translation for text, web sites, or email.

Free Online Translator
Spanish, German, French, Portuguese (Brazilian Portuguese is also available), Italian and Russian languages.

Free2Professional Translation
Free text and web translator.

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Statistics

Statistics Glossary
Includes the following categories of statistical terms: basic definitions, presenting data, sampling, probability, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, paired data, correlation and regression, design of experiments and ANOVA, categorical data, non-parametric methods, and time series data.

The Internet Glossary of Statistical Terms
Conveniently organized with a suggested learning order of statistical terms for those unfamiliar with statistical analysis.

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Technology

webopedia.com
An online dictionary and search engine for computer and Internet technology.

whatis.techtarget.com
This knowledge exploration tool contains more than 3,000 indexed encyclopedic definitions/topics
and a number of fast reference pages.

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Wisconsin History

Dictionary of Wisconsin History
This Dictionary explains more than 8,000 terms (people, places, things, and events) used in writings about Wisconsin history.

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