As nouns the difference between vocabulary and nomenclature
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 nomenclature
is (obsolete) a name.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
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.
The stock of words used in a particular field.
- My Russian vocabulary is very limited.
The words of a language collectively.
- The vocabulary of social sciences is often incomprehensible to ordinary people.
A range of artistic or stylistic forms or techniques
- The vocabulary of any language is influenced by contacts with other cultures.
* defining vocabulary
* controlled vocabulary
* extended vocabulary
* wordhoard (obsolete)
(obsolete) A name.
A set of names or terms.
A set of rules used for forming the names or terms in a particular field of arts or sciences.
- It is also pertinent to note that the current obvious decline in work on holarctic hepatics most surely reflects a current obsession with cataloging and with nomenclature of the organisms—as divorced from their study as living entities.
* zoological nomenclature