Definitions for: Vocabulary

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

Webster (1913) Definition: 3. (Mil.) The roll of the drum which calls the troops
together; as, to beat the general.

4. (Eccl.) The chief of an order of monks, or of all the
houses or congregations under the same rule.

5. The public; the people; the vulgar. [Obs.] --Shak.

In general, in the main; for the most part.

Vo*cab"u*la*ry, n.; pl. Vocabularies. [LL.
vocabularium, vocabularius: cf. F. vocabulaire. See
1. A list or collection of words arranged in alphabetical
order and explained; a dictionary or lexicon, either of a
whole language, a single work or author, a branch of
science, or the like; a word-book.

2. A sum or stock of words employed.

His vocabulary seems to have been no larger than was
necessary for the transaction of business.

Synonyms: lexicon, mental lexicon

See Also: cognition, frame of reference, knowledge, language, noesis, speech, wordbook

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