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Dictionary vs. Vocabulary

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Dictionarynoun

A reference work with a list of words from one or more languages, normally ordered alphabetically, explaining each word's meaning, and sometimes containing information on its etymology, pronunciation, usage, translations, and other data.

Vocabularynoun

A usually alphabetized and explained collection of words e.g. of a particular field, or prepared for a specific purpose, often for learning.

Dictionarynoun

(by extension) Any work that has a list of material organized alphabetically; e.g., biographical dictionary, encyclopedic dictionary.

Vocabularynoun

The collection of words a person knows and uses.

‘My Russian vocabulary is very limited.’;

Dictionarynoun

(computing) An associative array, a data structure where each value is referenced by a particular key, analogous to words and definitions in a physical dictionary.

Vocabularynoun

The stock of words used in a particular field.

‘The vocabulary of social sciences is often incomprehensible to ordinary people.’;

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Dictionaryverb

(transitive) To look up in a dictionary.

Vocabularynoun

The words of a language collectively.

‘The vocabulary of any language is influenced by contacts with other cultures.’;

Dictionaryverb

(transitive) To add to a dictionary.

Vocabularynoun

A range of artistic or stylistic forms or techniques

Dictionaryverb

To compile a dictionary.

Vocabularynoun

A list or collection of words arranged in alphabetical order and explained; a dictionary or lexicon, either of a whole language, a single work or author, a branch of science, or the like; a word-book.

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Dictionaryverb

(intransitive) To appear in a dictionary.

Vocabularynoun

a listing of the words used in some enterprise

Dictionarynoun

A book containing the words of a language, arranged alphabetically, with explanations of their meanings; a lexicon; a vocabulary; a wordbook.

‘I applied myself to the perusal of our writers; and noting whatever might be of use to ascertain or illustrate any word or phrase, accumulated in time the materials of a dictionary.’;

Vocabularynoun

a language user's knowledge of words

Dictionarynoun

Hence, a book containing the words belonging to any system or province of knowledge, arranged alphabetically; as, a dictionary of medicine or of botany; a biographical dictionary.

Vocabularynoun

the system of techniques or symbols serving as a means of expression (as in arts or crafts);

‘he introduced a wide vocabulary of techniques’;

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Dictionarynoun

a reference book containing an alphabetical list of words with information about them

Vocabulary

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.

Dictionarynoun

a book or electronic resource that lists the words of a language (typically in alphabetical order) and gives their meaning, or gives the equivalent words in a different language, often also providing information about pronunciation, origin, and usage

‘I'll look up 'love' in the dictionary’; ‘the dictionary definition of ‘smile’’; ‘the website gives access to an online dictionary’;

Dictionarynoun

a reference book on a particular subject, the items of which are typically arranged in alphabetical order

‘a dictionary of quotations’;

Dictionarynoun

a set of words or other text strings made for use in applications such as spellcheckers

‘the worm attempts to crack account passwords using a built-in dictionary’;

Dictionary

A dictionary is a listing of lexemes from the lexicon of one or more specific languages, often arranged alphabetically (or by radical and stroke for ideographic languages), which may include information on definitions, usage, etymologies, pronunciations, translation, etc.. It is a lexicographical reference that shows inter-relationships among the data.A broad distinction is made between general and specialized dictionaries.

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