This word is from the Spanish tesauro.


A thesaurus is a book that lists words in groups of synonyms and related concepts.

A dictionary focuses on definitions of a word, while a thesaurus focuses on providing single-word synonyms for a particular word.

Ang diksiyonaryo ay nagbibigay ng depinisyon para sa bawat salita, habang ang tesawro naman ay naglilista ng mga kasingkahulugang salita.

For example, an entry in a dictionary could be like this:

machine – an apparatus consisting of interrelated parts with separate functions, used in the performance of some kind of work

An entry in the thesaurus could be as follows:

machine – apparatus, appliance, automobile, gadget, instrument, motor, vehicle, automaton, implement, mechanism

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