Comments: A brief and geeky gripe

I think this is because they are using a full-text search on their dictionary. Since the list is sorted by what is called "relevance" the other entries which contain the word "widow" more often come before the actual entry for "widow", which doesn't need to refer to the word but once, when defining the verb.

Posted by Marc at February 16, 2005 03:13 PM

Yes but you'd think that someone would twig to the fact that relevance in a dictionary means something entirely different from relevance on the Intarwebs. Main entries should really be weighted much more than definition words. And I'm going to put the Obvious Stick down now.

Posted by David. at February 16, 2005 03:43 PM
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