Dictionary.com both announced a new API Development Center and opened its own API to the public. Developers who make use of Dictionary.com's API will have access to the site's resources and data, including access to related sites such as Thesaurus.com and Reference.com. With the API, developers will be able to allow users to access Dictionary.com definitions within an app, rather than having to launch a browser to visit the site itself. Other resources that can be accessed using the API include the site's popular "Word of the Day" feature and audio pronunciation.
This follows Dictionary.com opening the API to selected developers roughly a year ago. API access is available under a variety of free and paid options, and commercial developers using the API can work out a licensing fee or revenue-sharing deal with Dictionary.com.