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September 7, 2015

TheFreeDictionary.com Welcomes 8 Billionth Visitor

HUNTINGDON VALLEY, PA., September 7, 2015 -- Farlex, Inc., publisher of the world's most comprehensive online database of reference information, announced today that its flagship site, www.TheFreeDictionary.com, has reached an exciting new milestone, welcoming its 8 billionth visitor since the website’s launch in the spring of 2003.

The Free Dictionary debuted as a simple dictionary catering to U.S. customers and has since evolved into one of the most comprehensive and authoritative reference sites online, serving a global network of users. Today, the site offers access to multilingual dictionary content in more than 40 languages; medical, legal, financial, and computing dictionaries; a thesaurus; several encyclopedias; and much more.

"Our mission has always been to make The Free Dictionary the most comprehensive reference resource online," said Steve Boymel, co-founder and vice president of Farlex, Inc. "It's exciting to see more and more people making it their go-to source for accurate information."

While the way in which people access information continues to evolve, the number of visitors to TheFreeDictionary.com has continued to increase exponentially. The site reached 5 billion visitors in 2013, and it is on pace to double that number in a fraction of the time.

"Our growing community of users has recognized that they can quickly access free, quality information here that they cannot get anywhere else," said Nick Simonov, co-founder and president of Farlex, Inc. "As we continue to build our collection of leading reference sources, we expect our userbase to continue to grow."

About TheFreeDictionary.com:

TheFreeDictionary.com is one of the most comprehensive reference resources online. Launched in 2003, TheFreeDictionary.com has grown to include medical, legal, financial, and computer dictionaries, a multilingual dictionary tool, a thesaurus, several encyclopedias, a literature reference library, and a search engine. A prime online vehicle for active information seekers, TheFreeDictionary.com has been accessed by more than 8 billion visitors. Apps powered by The Free Dictionary have been downloaded by tens of millions of users, with top ratings after hundreds of thousands of reviews.

About Farlex, Inc.:

Farlex, Inc. (www.farlex.com) is an independent, privately held provider of online reference products based in Huntingdon Valley. Founded in 2004, Farlex, Inc. provides innovative, easy-to-use reference and learning tools. Farlex's flagship websites, www.TheFreeDictionary.com and www.TheFreeLibrary.com, contain over 25 million pages of books, periodicals, and reference information from the world's most respected sources.

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