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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Vocabulary  \Vo*cab"u*la*ry\,  n.;  pl  {Vocabularies}.  [LL. 
  vocabularium  vocabularius:  cf  F.  vocabulaire  See 
  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. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  a  listing  of  the  words  used  in  some  enterprise 
  2:  a  language  user's  knowledge  of  words  [syn:  {lexicon},  {mental 
  3:  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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