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vocabulary

noun

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1 the special terms or expressions of a particular group or field
  • scientific vocabulary

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2 the stock of words, pronunciation, and grammar used by a people as their basic means of communication
  • children learn enough of the common vocabulary to make themselves understood by around the age of two

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The first known use of vocabulary was in 1532

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“Vocabulary.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/vocabulary. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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