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vocabularynoun

uk   /vəˈkæb.jə.lər.i/ us   /voʊˈkæb.jə.ler.i/
A2 [C] all the words known and used by a particular person: a wide/limited vocabulary By the age of two a child will have a vocabulary of about two hundred words.
C1 [C or U] all the words that exist in a particular language or subject: Every week our Spanish teacher gives us a list of vocabulary (= words) to learn. Computing, like any subject, has its own vocabulary.

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vocabularynoun [C/U]

us   /voʊˈkæb·jəˌler·i/
English all the words used by a particular person, or all the words that exist in a particular language or subject: [C] Reading helps to improve your vocabulary.
(Definition of vocabulary from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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