What Is Vocabulary?
The noun vocabulary (or “vocab” for short) refers to the words used in a language.
“Vocabulary” can have at least three different meanings:
- all of the words in a language
New words are constantly being added to the vocabulary of English.
- the words used in a particular context
If you want to do an MBA you need to improve your business vocabulary.
My neighbour is a doctor so he has an extensive medical vocabulary.
I’ve just bought a book on the vocabulary of slang.
- the words an individual person knows
The teacher said that my vocabulary is good.