Published scripts sequitur:

Our SLictionary algorithm will read articles like this, and know what the hardest words are in them, then provide in the margin an easy-to-click definition with a helpful picture, audio pronunciations, etymology, etc...

Best of all, the definition app in the margin will not be free for the user, even tho it might look like an ad. Quite the opposite, the SLictionary widget will perform like an ad for the blog or newspaper or book platform company (who can get a cut of the revenues, say 1/10th of a penny for 10%), but will be a SERVICE to the reader (not a distraction).

This will eliminate the need for Google search, give the reader back his lost time opening a phone app or second browser tab, and give better higher quality definitions than "right clicking". But MORE, because if the reader chooses to give up his English vocabulary certification score (also provided by SLictionary tests), then the algo can more easily pick out all the words which are above his level.

One of the best ways to program a computer, is to do the task manually first. So here is my manual example:

I believe having GOOD and even entertaining definitions in the margins of articles and books, will get more people to look up words, and improve vocabulary worldwide. One of the biggest reasons will just be the signatures on hand-crafted definitions. No one cares which English PhD wrote a defintion in Webster's (the oldest commercial dictionary), but people will care about the author of a definition in SLictionary because Ryan X. Charles defined "button", Dr. Wright defined "BitCoin", Brendan Lee defined "Guru", and Ken Shishido defined "venture". Who knows, maybe your Father will have the most popular definition of "son" and it has your baby picture?



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