active vocabulary

Definition of active vocabulary

:the words one regularly uses
  • Our passive vocabulary (the words we understand) is larger than our active vocabulary.

Word by Word Definitions

active play
  1. : characterized by action rather than by contemplation or speculation

  2. : producing or involving action or movement

  3. : asserting that the person or thing represented by the grammatical subject performs the action represented by the verb

vocabulary play
  1. : a list or collection of words or of words and phrases usually alphabetically arranged and explained or defined : lexicon

  2. : a sum or stock of words employed by a language, group, individual, or work or in a field of knowledge

  3. : a list or collection of terms or codes available for use (as in an indexing system)


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