vocabulary has definitions from the fields of linguistics,writing
[ noun ] (linguistics,writing) a listing of the words used in some enterprise

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(Jack Kaplan, "The Health Machine Menace: Therapy by...)

He milks the latest scientific advances , translating them into his own special Buck_Rogers vocabulary to huckster his fake machines as a cure-all for everything from hay_fever to sexual impotence and cancer .

(Philip Jos‚ Farmer, The Lovers....)

Its citizens spoke all_of the world 's surviving tongues , plus a new one called Lingo , a pidgin whose vocabulary was derived from the other six and whose syntax was so simple it could be contained on half a sheet_of_paper .

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[ noun ] a language user's knowledge of words

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(The Times-Picayune, [New Orleans]...)

The respective vocabularies `` essential for travel '' are available in separate albums .

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cognition language

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


"he introduced a wide vocabulary of techniques"

Used in print

(Frank Getlein and Harold C. Gardiner, S.J., Movies,...)

Melies , however , out of his professional instincts as a magician , discovered and made use of a number of illusionary techniques that remain part of the vocabulary of film .

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frame_of_reference art