Vocabulary vs Codebook - What's the difference?

vocabulary | codebook |


As nouns the difference between vocabulary and codebook

is that vocabulary is a usually alphabetized and explained collection of words eg of a particular field, or prepared for a specific purpose, often for learning while codebook is (cryptography) a book, table, database, or other object that stores the mapping between plaintext words or phrases and their equivalents in a code.

vocabulary

English

Noun

(vocabularies)
  • A usually alphabetized and explained collection of words e.g. of a particular field, or prepared for a specific purpose, often for learning.
  • The collection of words a person knows and uses.
  • My Russian vocabulary is very limited.
  • The stock of words used in a particular field.
  • The vocabulary of social sciences is often incomprehensible to ordinary people.
  • The words of a language collectively.
  • The vocabulary of any language is influenced by contacts with other cultures.
  • A range of artistic or stylistic forms or techniques
  • Derived terms

    * defining vocabulary * controlled vocabulary * extended vocabulary

    Coordinate terms

    * dictionary * lexicon * wordhoard (obsolete)

    Synonyms

    * (l) * (l) * (l)

    codebook

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (cryptography) A book, table, database, or other object that stores the mapping between plaintext words or phrases and their equivalents in a code.
  • (computer science) A lookup table.