A vocabulary is a set of familiar words within a person’s language. A vocabulary, usually developed with age, serves as a useful and fundamental tool for communication and acquiring knowledge. Acquiring an extensive vocabulary is one of the largest challenges in learning a second language.
A usually alphabetized and explained collection of words e.g. of a particular field, or prepared for a specific purpose, often for learning.
The collection of words a person knows and uses.
“My Russian vocabulary is very limited.”
The stock of words used in a particular field.
“The vocabulary of social sciences is often incomprehensible to ordinary people.”
The words of a language collectively.
“The vocabulary of any language is influenced by contacts with other cultures.”
A range of artistic or stylistic forms or techniques
The set of all words and phrases in a language.
Words, collocations, and common phrases in a language; vocabulary and word combinations.
The vocabulary used by a writer
“In this broadsheet newspaper, the reporter uses a complicated and formal lexis which I find hard to understand.”