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With visuword whether you are a native English speaker or a second language user you can explore the lexicon in a complete new way.

Use the graphs to associate words and expand on concepts. Brainstorm. Move beyond synonyms and find other kinds of relational connections.

Enter words into the search box, “visualize a word,” to look them up. Touch a node to see the definition of that word group and click and drag individual nodes to move them around to help clarify connections.

  • It’s a dictionary! It’s a thesaurus!

  • Great for writers, journalists, students, teachers, and artists.

  • No membership required.

It uses Princeton University’s WordNet, an opensource database built by University students and language researchers. Combined with a visualization tool and user interface built from a combination of modern web technologies, Visuwords™ is available as a free resource to all patrons of the web.

THE VISUWORDS™ INTERFACE

To use the applet you only need to type a word into the search query at the top of the page and press ‘Enter’. A network of nodes or ‘synsets’ will spring out from the word that you entered. A synset is essentially a single concept that is represented by a number of terms or synonyms.

SYNSETS

Each synset node is shown as a globe. Nouns are blue, verbs are green, adjectives; orange and adverbs; red. The synsets are joined by colored links that represent kind of association those synsets have to one another.

  • “is a kind of” — hyponym/hypernym pair

    With regards to “wheat” and “grain”, we see a cyan link from “wheat” pointing towards “grain” we can understand this to mean that wheat “is a kind of” grain. Here, “wheat” is a hyponym and “grain” is a hypernym. In the case of verbs this same cyan link can be understood better by “is one way to”. So, for example, to trot “is one way to” walk.

  • “is an instance of” — hyponym/hypernym pair

    In these relationships, the hyponym is specific and unique. For example, “Einstein” is an instance of a “physicist”.

  • “is a member of”, “is a part of”, “is a substance of” — meronym/holonym pair

    In these cases the meronym in some way belongs to the holonym. Examples: “robin” is a member of the “thrushes”, a “wheel” is a part of a “wheeled vehicle”, “caffeine” is a substance of “coffee”.

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Semantic Word Visually Online

Graph Words it’s an free and useful English online thesaurus that helps you find the meanings of words and show connections among associated words. You can easily see the meaning of each by simply placing the mouse cursor over it.

Nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs are grouped into sets of cognitive synonyms (synsets), each expressing a distinct concept. These meanings and semantic relationships are revealed in a graphically way

Here you have an example

HOW TO USE IT?

To search for associated words, type the word in the search box at the top of the window and press the “Draw” button. You may also press the enter key instead.  The word you searched for will appear in the center of the display, and will be surrounded with words and meanings that are related to it.
To save what is currently displayed in the Graph Words, you can press the “Save as image” button on the toolbar.

Some other features of Graph Words to find and learn meanings of words

  • 1.-Each synonym dot can be clicked to find out its meaning and related words.

  • 2.-The tool is free and doesn’t require a member account to start using it.

  • 3.-Words can be saved as an image for your future reference or for other purposes.

  • 4.-Synonims are categorized based on the definitions of the main word.

  • 5.-For words that have lots of synonyms, sometimes you cannot see its entire map. Fortunately, the map can be moved by dragging it so that you can view the hidden dots or synonyms.

  • 6.-Each dot can be moved as well.

Two more examples:

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