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HUNTINGDON VALLEY, Pa., Feb 19, 2006—Farlex, Inc., publisher of the world’s most comprehensive online database of reference information (, announced that it has welcomed its 500,000,000th visitor since the website’s launch in the spring of 2003. debuted as a simple, free online dictionary catering to U.S. customers and has evolved into one of the most authoritative reference sites on the web, serving English-speaking users all over the world. Today, the site offers access to English, computing, medical, legal, and financial dictionaries, a thesaurus, several encyclopedias, and much more.

In January of 2006, Farlex launched TheFreeDictionary’s fully customizable personal homepage. The expanded functionality came as a direct response to user feedback and has become enormously popular. Most recently, Farlex announced that it had added the contents of Dorland's Medical Dictionary for Health Care Consumers to, incorporating Dorland's 40,000 entries into the site’s already impressive medical dictionary.

Steve Boymel, co-founder and executive vice president of Farlex, Inc. believes the site’s growing popularity can be traced to these innovations and improvements. “We really devote ourselves to constantly improving the site, and we view the rapidly growing number of users who visit TheFreeDictionary as a direct response to the work that we do. A number like 500,000,000 reminds us that our efforts are successful.”




Launched in the spring of 2003, has quickly become one of the most comprehensive reference resources on the Web.  From its beginnings as a simple dictionary of everyday terms, has grown to include medical, legal, and computer dictionaries, a thesaurus, several encyclopedias, a literature reference library, and a search engine.  A prime online vehicle for active information seekers, has been accessed by more than 500 million visitors.

About Farlex, Inc.:

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

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