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  • n. Plural form of vocabulary.

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Examples

  • A person familiar with the dialect of certain portions of Massachusetts will not fail to recognize, in ordinary discourse, many words now noted in English vocabularies as archaic, the greater part of which were in common use about the time of the King James translation of the Bible.

    The Biglow Papers

  • When I took a year of Spanish Literature with the University of Zacatecas, I found that the University Instructors spoke almost exactly as my neighbors with the exception that their vocabularies were a lot more extensive.

    Differences in prononciation of certain consonants...

  • He prepared goody bags of provocative T-shirts and coffee mugs, toy parrots spewing swear-word vocabularies and key fobs that emitted orgasmic moans.

    NYT > Home Page

  • This verges on the topic of controlled vocabularies, which is definitely one for another post.

    ScienceBlogs Channel : Life Science

  • The White House hopeful downplayed any expectations people may have had of his skills by repeating that he was going up against "wordsmiths" who have the kind of vocabularies that would, he said, give them an edge.

    Obama plays Taboo on long flight

  • The Burgett and Hendler "vocabularies" have nothing but contempt for the "discourse of expertise," i.e., traditional language scholarship.

    Defining Definitions Down

  • This was pretty interesting, but clearly not about "vocabularies" per se.

    ScienceBlogs Channel : Life Science

  • Yahoo already supports a lot of the different 'vocabularies' of the rich meta data to present events, movies, products and many other categories.

    Multilingual Search - global search engine marketing news

  • His initial steps exploring connections among their distinct vocabularies and grammars established the branch of linguistic study that would later be named Indo-European.

    The English Is Coming!

  • In general, the permeability of vocabularies between speakers of languages is vastly increased when their writing systems overlap.

    The English Is Coming!

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