Definition of active vocabulary
- Our passive vocabulary (the words we understand) is larger than our active vocabulary.
: a list or collection of words or of words and phrases usually alphabetically arranged and explained or defined : lexicon
: a sum or stock of words employed by a language, group, individual, or work or in a field of knowledge
: a list or collection of terms or codes available for use (as in an indexing system)
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