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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

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • 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


  • Want to stay sharp? Develop a rich vocabulary
    London, Oct 23 (IANS) Possessing a good vocabulary could shield you from incipient dementia when age catches up with you, a study has found. Read more on this news related to 'Vocabulary'
  • Strong Vocabulary Protects Against Cognitive Decline
    New research suggests a robust vocabulary may reduce mild cognitive impairment and lead to a lower risk of developing dementia. Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) or incipient dementia is a condition that some people develop as they age. Many experts believe it is an intermediate state between normal cognition and dementia. MCI is defined as cognitive […] Read more on this news related to 'Vocabulary'
  • Learning How To Read Requires A Broad Vocabulary, Ultimate Vocabulary Confirms
    eReflect, developer of vocabulary building program Ultimate Vocabulary, confirms that reading skills can improve more quickly if the reader has an extensive vocabulary. (PRWeb October 20, 2014) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/10/prweb12261033.htm Read more on this news related to 'Vocabulary'

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