Vocabulary

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Vocabulary Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • a language user''s knowledge of words
  • the system of techniques or symbols serving as a means of expression (as in arts or crafts); "he introduced a wide vocabulary of techniques"
  • a listing of the words used in some enterprise

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  • a listing of the words used in some enterprise ,
  • a language user's knowledge of words ,
  • the system of techniques or symbols serving as a means of expression (as in arts or crafts); "he introduced a wide vocabulary of techniques"

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Vocabulary Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


A vocabulary is a list of words. Linguists often use the word lexicon instead of 'vocabulary'.

In counting vocabulary one counts headwords, These terms mean more or less the same thing. It just recognises that essentially the same word may appear in different forms.

A person's vocabulary is all the words that he or she knows. A five year old would probably know about 4,000 to 5,000 words.

The number of actual words in a language is vastly larger than this. Both the Oxford English Dictionary and Webster's Third New International Dictionary have about half a million headwords. But each has many words which the other does not. On that basis, it is believed that the two together cover about 750,000 words. And there may be more than that.



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* Yes, you can be a dreamer and a doer too, if you will remove one word from your vocabulary impossible. - Dr. Robert Schuller


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