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The words of a language - synonyms or related words

domain

noun

linguistics

a subject field which has a particular set of vocabulary associated with it

domain

noun

linguistics

a particular subject field which has characteristic vocabulary

language

noun

the particular form of words and speech that is used by the people of a country, area, or social group

word

noun

a single unit of written or spoken language

vocabulary

noun

all the words that a person knows

usage

noun

linguistics

the way that words are used by people when they speak and write their language

vocabulary

noun

all the words in a particular language

the lexicon

noun

linguistics

all the words and phrases in a language

lexis

noun

all the words in a language

language

noun

the style or types of words used by a person or group

bit rot

when electronic information is lost because the software or devices needed to read it are no longer available

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troll factory

a company that pays its employees to write online comments in favour or against somebody or something posing as ordinary Internet users

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