Dictionary vs Vocabulary

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Dictionary and vocabulary: what's the difference?

asked Jan 27 '11 at 23:08 Igor Skliarevsky New member

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A dictionary is a book full of definitions of words, their pronounciations, and their common uses.

"I looked the new word up in the dictionary."

 

A vocabulary is the complete lexicon of words that a person knows.  

"She has a big vocabulary and always knows the perfect word for any situation!"

link comment answered Jan 28 '11 at 09:41 Kimberly Expert

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