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    • Vocabulary

    • A vocabulary is a set of familiar words within a person's language. A vocabulary, usually developed with age, serves as a useful and fundamental tool for communication and acquiring knowledge. Acquiring an extensive vocabulary is one of the largest challenges in learning a second language. Vocabulary is commonly d ... Read »


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    • Diagrammatology

    • The academic study of diagrams is a complex, disparate and yet relatively new field of study. The fundamental role played by the diagram in the communication and creation of knowledge makes Diagrammatology not only an interdisciplinary subject, but pan-historical and cross-cultural. The term Diagrammatology is often u ... Read »


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    • English collective nouns of venery

    • In linguistics, a collective noun is a word that refers to a collection of things taken as a whole. Most collective nouns in everyday speech are mundane and do not identify just one specific kind, such as the word "group", which may apply to "people" in the phrase "a group of people" but may also correctly refer to "do ... Read »


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    • Flocabulary

    • Flocabulary

      Flocabulary is a Brooklyn-based company that creates educational hip hop songs, videos and additional materials for students in grades K-12. Founded in 2004 by Blake Harrison and Alex Rappaport, the company takes a nontraditional approach to teaching vocabulary, United States history, math, science and other subjects b ... Read »


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    • Fossil word

    • A fossil word is a word that is broadly but remains in currency because it is contained within an idiom still in use. Fossil status can also occur for word senses and for phrases. An example for a word sense is 'navy' in 'merchant navy', which means 'commercial fleet' (although that sense of navy is obsolete elsewher ... Read »


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    • Gender of connectors and fasteners

    • In electrical and mechanical trades and manufacturing, each half of a pair of mating connectors or fasteners is conventionally assigned the designation male or female. The "female" connector is generally a receptacle that receives and holds the "male" connector. On occasion, the terms "male" and "female" are respective ... Read »


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    • Ghost word

    • A ghost word is a word published in a dictionary or similarly authoritative reference work, having rarely, if ever, been used in practice, and hitherto having been meaningless. As a rule a ghost word will have originated from an error, such as a misinterpretation, mispronunciation, misreading, or from typographical or ... Read »


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    • Hypocognition

    • Hypocognition, in cognitive linguistics, means missing and being unable to communicate cognitive and linguistic representations because there are no words for particular concepts. The word hypocognition (and its opposite, hypercognition) was coined by American psychiatrist and anthropologist Robert Levy in his 197 ... Read »


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    • Lexicon

    • A lexicon is the vocabulary of a person, language, or branch of knowledge (such as nautical or medical). In linguistics, a lexicon is a language's inventory of lexemes. The word "lexicon" derives from the Greek λεξικόν (lexicon), neuter of λεξικός (lexikos) meaning "of or for w ... Read »


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    • List of English terms of venery, by animal

    • This is a list of English terms of venery (venery being an archaic word for hunting), comprising terms from a tradition that arose in the Late Middle Ages, at least partly from the Book of Saint Albans of 1486, a historic list of "Company Terms". The present list also includes more common collective terms (such as "her ... Read »


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    • Lojban

    • Lojban

      Lojban (pronounced [ˈloʒban]) is a constructed, syntactically unambiguous human language, succeeding the Loglan project. The Logical Language Group (LLG) began developing Lojban in 1987. The LLG sought to realize Loglan's purposes, and further improve the language by making it more usable and freely available (a ... Read »


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    • Lojban grammar

    • The grammar of Lojban is based on predicate logic. The majority of the grammar is borrowed from the prior "logical language" Loglan, and some of its features come from Láadan. The characteristic regularity, unambiguity, and versatility of Lojban grammar owes much to modern linguistics and computer programming—r ... Read »


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    • Manjari (word)

    • The word manjari (mən'jə'ri:) is of Sanskrit origin that primarily means a collection. e.g."katha manjari" (= a collection of stories like Hitopadesha). It is used in many languages of Indian subcontinent like Nepali, Hindi ("phool manjari" meaning a collection of flowers or bouquet) and Kannada ("chitra manjari" ... Read »


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    • Mumpsimus

    • A mumpsimus is an action by a person who adheres to a routine, idea, custom, set of beliefs, or a certain use of language that has been shown to be unreasonable or incorrect. For example, a person may continue to mispronounce and misunderstand the phrase all intents and purposes as all intensive purposes, even after be ... Read »


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    • National Vocabulary Championship

    • The National Vocabulary Championship (NVC) was the first-ever U.S.-wide vocabulary competition for high school students created by GSN, in association with The Princeton Review. Thirty thousand high school students from across the United States participated in the inaugural year (2006-2007). The NVC aimed to inspire s ... Read »


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    • Umbrella term

    • An umbrella term is a word or phrase that covers a broad interval or set of functions or items that all fall under a single common category. For example, cryptology is an umbrella term that encompasses cryptography and cryptanalysis, among other fields. Similarly, an umbrella organization is a central and coordinating ... Read »


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