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vocabular

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adjective vo·cab·u·lar \vō-ˈka-byə-lər, və-\

Definition of vocabular

  1. :  of or relating to words or phraseology :  verbal



Examples of vocabular in a sentence

  1. <the school banned the book for vocabular reasons, as some parents objected to the author's use of profanity>



Origin and Etymology of vocabular

back-formation from vocabulary


First Known Use: 1608


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