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A dictionary server is a program that provides dictionary services to other computers using the client-server model. The dictionary services include listing the available databases, searching for a specific term in one or more databases, displaying the definitions found, etc.

GNU Dico is an implementation of dictionary server, which supports a wide variety of database formats and is easily extensible using several scripting languages. Apart from the server, the package contains a console dictionary client and a window-based browser for GCIDE dictionary.