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 ?
Olive International School, Umm Salal Ali, hosted an Inter-school 'Spell Bee Competition' on February 14, to create awareness of the possibilities of using varied words in oral expression and to add words to the active vocabulary of students.
Expanded range of active vocabulary, idioms and phrasal verbs
The development of passive and active vocabulary in a second language: Same or different?
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. Vocabulary needs to be built of high frequency words, specialized terminology and embellishments.