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Related to passive vocabulary: Active vocabulary
(Linguistics) all the words, collectively, that a person can understand. Compare active vocabulary
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passive vocabulary- Contains lexemes we know and understand but do no actively use (in writing or speech).
See also related terms for understood.
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