Meaning of vocabulary
Pronunciation: (vō-kab'yu-ler"ē), [key]
— pl. -lar•ies.
- the stock of words used by or known to a particular people or group of persons: His French vocabulary is rather limited. The scientific vocabulary is constantly growing.
- a list or collection of the words or phrases of a language, technical field, etc., usually arranged in alphabetical order and defined: Study the vocabulary in the fourth chapter.
- the words of a language.
- any collection of signs or symbols constituting a means or system of nonverbal communication: vocabulary of a computer.
- any more or less specific group of forms characteristic of an artist, a style of art, architecture, or the like.
- vocabulary (Thesaurus)