What is DEFINING VOCABULARY? What does DEFINING VOCABULARY mean? DEFINING VOCABULARY meaning

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What is DEFINING VOCABULARY? What does DEFINING VOCABULARY mean? DEFINING VOCABULARY meaning - DEFINING VOCABULARY definition - DEFINING VOCABULARY explanation.

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A defining vocabulary is a list of words used by lexicographers to write dictionary definitions. The underlying principle goes back to Samuel Johnson's notion that words should be defined using 'terms less abstruse than that which is to be explained', and a defining vocabulary provides the lexicographer with a restricted list of high-frequency words which can be used for producing simple definitions of any word in the dictionary.

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