Vocabulary vs Nomenclature - What's the difference?

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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.

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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)

    nomenclature

    Noun

  • (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.

    Synonyms

    * terminology

    Derived terms

    * zoological nomenclature

    See also

    * taxonomy