I am looking for glossary/dictionary corpus in machine readable form. Basically huge file/db which would contain word and its definition. Here is sample:

Authenticity: a feature that characterizes naturally occurring corpus data

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Two resources are particularly popular.

  1. WordNet
  2. Wiktionary
  • Thank you, WordNet is more of thesaurus and Wiktionary definition are a bit too long. I can try to cut Wiktionary definition, but wonder if there something readily available. Feb 22, 2018 at 17:27
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    @user1700890 WordNet has definitions and examples too, though not for all words. Try out a few words.
    – prash
    Feb 22, 2018 at 17:46

The Macmillan Dictionary has an API that you can use.

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