active vocabulary


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to active vocabulary: Passive vocabulary

active vocabulary

n
(Linguistics) the total number of words a person uses in his own speech and writing. Compare passive vocabulary
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
Expanded range of active vocabulary, idioms and phrasal verbs
Adding Deep Learning and neural net technologies allows Nuance's Dragon offerings to adapt to the user's active vocabulary by inspecting texts the user has created in the past, both by adding custom words to its active vocabulary and by learning the typical phrases and text patterns the user employs, Brown explains.
The average person is supposed to have an active vocabulary of 3,000 words in regular use, with a passive vocabulary of 15,000 to 20,000.
The teaching of English as a foreign language by employing 3 specific types of active vocabulary.
The development of passive and active vocabulary in a second language: Same or different?
Although the vocabulary gains indicated by passive tests were significant, the lack of significant active vocabulary acquisition--even for target words with which students had the greatest number of contacts--raises serious questions about the robustness of the students' vocabulary learning.
In the reading course, especially the so-called intensive reading course or integrative English reading course, there are some vocabulary exercises which intend to consolidate the active vocabulary emerging in the reading passages.
In the past few decades you could hardly find a native Russian speaker who would not use the word freier in his active vocabulary.
In her article 'The Development of Passive and Active Vocabulary in a Second Language: Same or Different?