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Vernacular vs. Vocabulary

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Vernacularnoun

The language of a people or a national language.

‘A vernacular of the United States is English.’;

Vocabularynoun

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

Vernacularnoun

Everyday speech or dialect, including colloquialisms, as opposed to standard, literary, liturgical, or scientific idiom.

‘Street vernacular can be quite different from what is heard elsewhere.’;

Vocabularynoun

The collection of words a person knows and uses.

‘My Russian vocabulary is very limited.’;

Vernacularnoun

Language unique to a particular group of people; jargon, argot.

‘For those of a certain age, hiphop vernacular might just as well be a foreign language.’;

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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Vernacularnoun

(Roman Catholicism) The indigenous language of a people, into which the words of the Mass are translated.

‘Vatican II allowed the celebration of the mass in the vernacular.’;

Vocabularynoun

The words of a language collectively.

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

Vernacularadjective

Of or pertaining to everyday language, as opposed to standard, literary, liturgical, or scientific idiom.

Vocabularynoun

A range of artistic or stylistic forms or techniques

Vernacularadjective

Belonging to the country of one's birth; one's own by birth or nature; native; indigenous.

‘a vernacular disease’;

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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Vernacularadjective

(architecture) Of or related to local building materials and styles; not imported.

Vocabularynoun

a listing of the words used in some enterprise

Vernacularadjective

(art) Connected to a collective memory; not imported.

Vocabularynoun

a language user's knowledge of words

Vernacularadjective

Belonging to the country of one's birth; one's own by birth or nature; native; indigenous; - now used chiefly of language; as, English is our vernacular language.

‘His skill in the vernacular dialect of the Celtic tongue.’; ‘Which in our vernacular idiom may be thus interpreted.’;

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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Vernacularnoun

The vernacular language; one's mother tongue; often, the common forms of expression in a particular locality, opposed to literary or learned forms.

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.

Vernacularnoun

a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves);

‘they don't speak our lingo’;

Vernacularnoun

the everyday speech of the people (as distinguished from literary language)

Vernacularadjective

being or characteristic of or appropriate to everyday language;

‘common parlance’; ‘a vernacular term’; ‘vernacular speakers’; ‘the vulgar tongue of the masses’; ‘the technical and vulgar names for an animal species’;

Vernacularnoun

the language or dialect spoken by the ordinary people in a particular country or region

‘he wrote in the vernacular to reach a larger audience’;

Vernacularnoun

the terminology used by people belonging to a specified group or engaging in a specialized activity

‘gardening vernacular’;

Vernacularnoun

architecture concerned with domestic and functional rather than public or monumental buildings

‘buildings in which Gothic merged into farmhouse vernacular’;

Vernacularadjective

(of language) spoken as one's mother tongue; not learned or imposed as a second language.

Vernacularadjective

(of speech or written works) using the mother tongue of a country or region

‘vernacular literature’;

Vernacularadjective

(of architecture) concerned with domestic and functional rather than public or monumental buildings

‘vernacular buildings’;

Vernacular

A vernacular or vernacular language refers to the language or dialect that is spoken by people that are inhabiting a particular country or region. The vernacular is typically the native language, normally spoken informally rather than written, and seen as of lower status than more codified forms.

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