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Huntingdon Valley, PA, January 18, 2005 – Farlex, Inc., announced a significant update of its flagship website, The content from Houghton Mifflin Company’s American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition is now available on the Internet’s largest reference portal. This authoritative work, the largest of the American Heritage dictionaries, contains over 200,000 boldface headwords and more than 33,000 written examples. It also includes 10,000 new words and senses and 900 of the carefully chosen pieces of color art that accompany the text of the actual dictionary.


When asked about the benefits of adding Houghton Mifflin’s American Heritage Dictionary to, Nick Simonov, president of Farlex, stated: “The real benefit to our users will be access to the definitions from one of the most respected dictionaries in the world.”


For additional information, contact:


Francesca Lorenz, Farlex, Inc.

Phone:          215.364.6588

Fax:             215.364.6591




About Farlex, Inc.
Farlex, Inc. (, is an independent, privately held company based in Huntingdon Valley, PA, offering online reference products. Founded in 2004, Farlex, Inc., provides innovative, easy-to-use reference and learning tools. Farlex’s flagship websites, and, contain about one million pages of information from the world’s most respected online dictionaries and encyclopedias.



Launched in the spring of 2003, has quickly grown to become the largest reference portal on the Internet. initially started as a free online dictionary website. Today in addition to having an online dictionary, also contains English, medical, legal, and computer dictionaries, a thesaurus, an encyclopedia, a literature reference library, and a search engine, all in one place. has been accessed by more than one hundred million visitors in 2004.


About Houghton Mifflin
Boston-based Houghton Mifflin Company is one of the leading educational publishers in the United States, with more than $1 billion in sales. Houghton Mifflin publishes textbooks, instructional technology, assessments, and other educational materials for elementary and secondary schools and colleges. It also publishes an extensive line of reference works and award-winning fiction and nonfiction for adults and young readers, and offers computer-administered testing programs and services for the professional and certification markets. With origins dating back to 1832, Houghton Mifflin combines a tradition of excellence with a commitment to innovation. Visit the company's website:

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Assistant Director of Publicity
Houghton Mifflin Company



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