Definition of passive vocabulary
- Our passive vocabulary is larger than our active vocabulary (the words we use ourselves).
: acted upon by an external agency
: receptive to outside impressions or influences
: asserting that the grammatical subject of a verb is subjected to or affected by the action represented by that verb
: a verb form whose grammatical subject is subjected to or affected by the action represented by that verb : a passive verb form
: the passive voice of a language
: 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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