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Vo*cab"u*la*ry (?), n.; pl. Vocabularies (#). [LL. vocabularium, vocabularius: cf. F. vocabulaire. See Vocable.]

1.

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.

2.

A sum or stock of words employed.

His vocabulary seems to have been no larger than was necessary for the transaction of business. Macaulay.

 

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