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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Vocable \Vo"ca*ble\, n. [L. vocabulum an appellation, designation, name, fr. vocare to call, fr. vox, vocis, a voice, a word: cf. F. vocable. See Voice.] A word; a term; a name; specifically, a word considered as composed of certain sounds or letters, without regard to its meaning. [1913 Webster] Swamped near to drowning in a tide of ingenious vocables. --Carlyle. [1913 Webster]