Pronunciation: (vō-kab'yu-ler"ē),[key] —n., —pl.-lar•ies. 1. the stock of words used by or known to a particular people or group of persons: His French vocabulary is rather limited. The scientific vocabulary is constantly growing. 2. a list or collection of the words or phrases of a language, technical field, etc., usually arranged in alphabetical order and defined: Study the vocabulary in the fourth chapter. 3. the words of a language.
4. any collection of signs or symbols constituting a means or system of nonverbal communication: vocabulary of a computer. 5. any more or less specific group of forms characteristic of an artist, a style of art, architecture, or the like.