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The main difference between dictionary and thesaurus is that a dictionary is a book that contains the spelling, meaning and pronunciation of individual words in a language whereas thesaurus is a book that provides synonyms for words.Is a thesaurus the same as a dictionary?
A thesaurus (plural thesauri or thesauruses) or synonym dictionary is a reference work for finding synonyms and sometimes antonyms of words. They are often used by writers to help find the best word to express an idea:What does the Thesaurus do?
In general usage, a thesaurus is a reference work that lists words grouped together according to similarity of meaning (containing synonyms and sometimes antonyms), in contrast to a dictionary, which provides definitions for words, and generally lists them in alphabetical order.