from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The total set of words in a language as distinct from morphology; vocabulary.
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- n. The set of all words and phrases in a language.
- n. The vocabulary used by a writer
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- n. all of the words in a language; all word forms having meaning or grammatical function
Greek, speech, word; see lexicon.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Ancient Greek λέξις (lexis, "diction”, “word"), from λεγ- (leg-, "to speak"). (Wiktionary)