Definer

This website is a dictionary containing all terms defined in the New Zealand Acts.


The website offers three services:


Cloud Timeline

Cloud Timeline shows the most popular terms in a decade starting from the year 1900. Popularity is measured in terms of frequency of appearance of a term within the Act it is defined.
Each decade shows a Tag Cloud with popular terms appearing larger than less popular ones. A tag can be clicked on to search for its definition.

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Smart Search

Smart Search allows the user to search for the definition of a certain term. Some terms are defined more than once in the same Act or in different Acts.

All meanings of a defined term are presented along with the Act and section of the Act in which the term was defined.

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Term Index

Term Index presents all terms contained in the dictionary. The terms are arranged alphabetically and displayed over multiple pages to ease navigation.

Each term is presented once even if it is defined multiple times. All available definitions will be displayed once you click on the term.

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