vocabulary entry


Definition of vocabulary entry

: a word (such as the noun book), hyphenated or open compound (such as the verb book-match or the noun book review), word element (such as the affix pro-), abbreviation (such as agt), verbalized symbol (such as Na), or term (such as man in the street) entered alphabetically in a dictionary for the purpose of definition or identification or expressly included as an inflected form (such as the noun mice or the verb saw) or as a derived form (such as the noun godlessness or the adverb globally) or related phrase (such as one for the book) run on at its base word and usually set in a type (such as boldface) readily distinguishable from that of the lightface running text which defines, explains, or identifies the entry

First Known Use of vocabulary entry

circa 1934, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of vocabulary entry was circa 1934

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“Vocabulary entry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vocabulary%20entry. Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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