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French - English Dictionary.

Russian Dictionary with Sounds and Images
"In these pages you will find pictures of common objects paired with Cyrillic text and recordings of a native speaker pronouncing the words."
By Sarah Withee

See also individual languages at Foreign Language Studies

Specialized Dictionaries

Abbreviations and Acronyms of the U.S. Government
By Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis University Library.

[Biology] Biology Dictionary
"An online searchable dictionary of biology terms, over 1600 terms listed to date. The dictionary includes reference to terminology used in the tutorials and also covers terms commonly used in the biological sciences."
From Biology Online

[Business] Business Dictionaries
From Galileo Internet Resources - Business & Economics

[Chemistry] Chemistry Acronym Database
Indiana University Bloomington Chemistry Library

Dictionary of Algorithms, Data Structures, and Problems
"This is a dictionary of algorithms, algorithmic techniques, data structures, archetypical problems, and related definitions. Algorithms include common functions, such as Ackermann's function. Problems include traveling salesman and Byzantine generals. Some entries have links to further information and implementations.."
By Paul E. Black, National Institute of Standards and Technology

Duhaime's Law Dictionary
Especially relevant to Canadian law.

Glossary of Jewish Terms
- Union of American Hebrew Congregations

Glossary of Terms Used in Payments and Settlements Systems
Bank for International Settlements

Governments Finance and Employment Classification Manual
"The Classification Manual contains the definitions of governmental units and the various revenue, expenditure, debt, and asset categories used for the purpose of collection and dissemination of statistics."
U.S. Census Bureau

Life Science Dictionary
"Currently, most of our 8300+ terms deal with biochemistry, biotechnology, botany, cell biology and genetics. We also have some terms relating to ecology, limnology, pharmacology, toxicology and medicine."
From BioTech

[Medicine] Biomedical Acronym Database
"This database was constructed in a purely automated manner, using a set of heuristics to identify acronyms/abbreviations and their definitions within MEDLINE records. Currently, it is the world's largest and most comprehensive catalog of biomedical acronyms and abbreviations, containing approximately 257,000 out of an estimated 277,000 unique acronyms within MEDLINE."
- UT Southwestern Computational Biology Group

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