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VOCABULARY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does vocabulary mean? 

VOCABULARY (noun)
  The noun VOCABULARY has 3 senses:

1. a listing of the words used in some enterprise
2. a language user's knowledge of words
3. the system of techniques or symbols serving as a means of expression (as in arts or crafts)

  Familiarity information: VOCABULARY used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


VOCABULARY (noun)


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Meaning:

A listing of the words used in some enterprise

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("vocabulary" is a kind of...):

wordbook (a reference book containing words (usually with their meanings))


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Meaning:

A language user's knowledge of words

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

lexicon; mental lexicon; vocabulary

Hypernyms ("vocabulary" is a kind of...):

cognition; knowledge; noesis (the psychological result of perception and learning and reasoning)

Holonyms ("vocabulary" is a part of...):

language; speech (the mental faculty or power of vocal communication)


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Meaning:

The system of techniques or symbols serving as a means of expression (as in arts or crafts)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Context example:

he introduced a wide vocabulary of techniques

Hypernyms ("vocabulary" is a kind of...):

frame of reference (a system of assumptions and standards that sanction behavior and give it meaning)

Domain category:

art; artistic creation; artistic production (the creation of beautiful or significant things)


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