Vocabulary vs Paraphrase - What's the difference?

vocabulary | paraphrase |


As a noun vocabulary

is a usually alphabetized and explained collection of words eg of a particular field, or prepared for a specific purpose, often for learning.

As a verb paraphrase is

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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)

    paraphrase

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A restatement of a text in different words, often to clarify meaning.
  • Derived terms

    * paraphrastic * paraphrastical * paraphrastically

    See also

    * Etymology of translation * metaphrase

    Verb

    (paraphras)
  • To restate something as, or to compose a paraphrase.