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. 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 vocabulary of a language is always changing. New words are invented or words change their meaning. This means that dictionaries have to be updated. Words to do with computers such as "download" are new to the English language. The new word "bling" came from hip hop. Words like "cool" have developed new meanings.

If a person wanted to find out roughly how many words they knew, they could look at a page in a dictionary and count how many of those words they knew (counting words like “sing”, “sang”, “sung”, “singing” as one word). If they multiplied that by how many pages there were in the dictionary they could estimate how many words they knew.



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'Vocabulary' example sentence in quotations


* 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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Vocabulary Sample Sentences in News


  • Erie students help set Guinness vocabulary lesson record
    About 60 Erie preschoolers took part in a record-setting vocabulary lesson this morning at the Experience Children's Museum, 420 French St. Read more on this news related to 'Vocabulary'
  • More Than 4,000 Preschoolers Join PNC To Raise Vocabulary Awareness and Set New GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® Mark
    PITTSBURGH, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Holding tiger masks and wearing top hats, prekindergarten students from Pittsburgh Public Schools and Council of Three Rivers American Indians Center learned words and listened to their teachers read as they helped set a new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® title for the largest vocabulary lesson.  The 233 local students were amo Read more on this news related to 'Vocabulary'
  • Hundreds of local preschoolers help set Guinness world record
    Hundreds of local children took part in the world's largest vocabulary lesson Thursday, setting an new Guinness World Record. Read more on this news related to 'Vocabulary'

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