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9.8. Dictionaries

A dictionary is a collection that associates a key to a value. A language dictionary, such as Webster's, associates a word (the key) with its definition (the value).

To see the value of dictionaries, start by imagining that you want to keep a list of the state capitals. One approach might be to put them in an array:


  

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