NOTE: Vocabulary is a collection of words
words are symbols for concepts we already know!
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vo-cab-u-la-ry plural vocabularies (n)
1 -- all the words that someone knows or uses
active vocabulary =the words someone can use
passive vocabulary =the words someone can understand, but does not use
2 -- all the words in a particular language
3 -- the words that are typically used when talking about a particular subject
History and origin (etymology) of the word vocabulary
1532, "list of words with explanations,"
from M.L. vocabularium "a list of words,"
from L. vocabulum "word, name, noun,"
from vocare "to name, call"
Meaning "range of language of a person or group" is first attested 1753.
SOURCE: Online Etymology Dictionary http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=vocabulary
Below are MSWord Files -- Instructions for Picture Vocabulary as well as Vocab Lists
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