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Bertrand Russell described a Minimum Vocabulary as one where no word can be described in terms of another word.
His Principia Methematica defined all of mathematics with no new words at all, only the terms of logic.
Vocabularies are the basic building blocks > for inference techniques on the Semantic Web. ... A formal ontology is a controlled vocabulary expressed in an ontology representation language. This language has a grammar for using vocabulary terms to express something meaningful within a specified domain of interest.