Dictionaries — An almost complete guide to Python's key:value store


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Dictionaries are key-value stores, meaning they store, and allow retrieval of data (or values) through a unique key. This is analogous with a real dictionary where you look up definitions (data) using a given key — the word. Unlike a language dictionary however, keys in Python dictionaries are not alphabetically sorted.


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