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Looking for program to look up multiple online dictionaries simultaneously

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#1 KnobJockey


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Posted 30 September 2015 - 11:42 AM

Hello, I'm looking for a way to look up a term or phrase in multiple online dictionaries simultaneously.

I use online German<>English dictionaries such as dict.cc, Leo, Beolingus (and quite a few others) and it's time consuming having to type or paste the same search term into multiple dictionaries one after the other.


Is there a program out there that can automate this process by allowing me to enter the term once, and then look up that term in multiple dictionaries for me?


All the online dicts I use insert the search term into the web address bar, but in their own individual ways (i.e. there's no standardized syntax for this).


For example, if I look up the German word "Hund" ("dog", "hound", plus other non-canine-related meanings), then these 3 dictionaries display "Hund" in the address bar as follows:

- dict.cc: http://www.dict.cc/?s=Hund

- Leo: https://dict.leo.org/ende/index_de.html#/search=Hund&searchLoc=0&resultOrder=basic&multiwordShowSingle=on

- Beolingus: http://dict.tu-chemnitz.de/dings.cgi?service=deen&opterrors=0&optpro=0&query=Hund&iservice=


Does anyone know of an app that can do what I'm after? It would need to be customizable to some extent, so I can tell the app which syntax to use in the address bar for each individual online dictionary.


And if such a customizable app doesn't exist, what do you think a reasonable quote should be to get a custom software firm to create an app for me to do this? How many hours' coding do you think this would realistically take and what's the going hourly rate for such custom coding?


Thank you.




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#2 jhayz


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Posted 01 October 2015 - 09:23 PM

Not familiar with your query (about  exisiting specific program) though but as a start, try this https://www.thesciencedictionary.com/

Another thing you may try is the Google Filter option https://www.google.com/advanced_search


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