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vocabulary

 [vo-kab´u-lar″e]
a list of words and terms, sometimes accompanied by definitions or translations.
controlled vocabulary an artificial language for the representation of attributes of entities, e.g., subjects of documents.
standardized vocabulary language (def. 3).

vocabulary

The totality of terms that function in general reference to concepts that apply over various languages.

vocabulary

The body of words used in a particular language. See Controlled vocabulary.
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We also see references to vocabulary in many places.
Vocabulary is not mentioned in the speaking and listening standards, but we see that being involved in collaborative conversations does increase vocabulary knowledge and vice versa.
A third strategy in IRAs is providing opportunities for children to interact with vocabulary outside of the immediate context of the story.
Eminent scholars like PreSley, Levin and Miller have brought to light the fact as to how guessing is a useful method of not only improving the vocabulary of a learner but also building up his confidence.
17) comment that '[w]hen we think of ways of deciding whether one vocabulary learning activity is likely to be more effective than another, our first thought may be to try them both out and see which one works best.
The criterion with which I chose to organize this paper is based on three main areas: (1) the occurrence of L2 vocabulary learning through incidental means, (2) the effect of reading on incidental vocabulary learning, and (3) the use of strategies and tasks conducive to improving the incidental learning of vocabulary.
They then measured their levels of vocabulary, along with other measures such as their years of schooling, the complexity of their jobs and their reading habits.
The high correlation in the research literature of word knowledge with reading comprehension indicates that if students do not adequately and steadily grow their vocabulary knowledge, reading comprehension will be affected.
Another instrument which has been used widely to explore students' productive vocabulary knowledge is the Productive Vocabulary Levels Test (PVLT) (Laufer and Nation 1995, 1999).
A business vocabulary is the knowledge structure in organization [11] identifying the main terms and defining their interconnections.
One of these knowledge sources has been found to be vocabulary knowledge.