how to pronounce abandonment


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abandonment is pronounced in four syllables

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An example use of abandonment in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… level to the abandonment of state and …”

meanings of abandonment


  1. A refusal to receive freight so damaged in transit as to be worthless and render carrier liable for its value.
  2. The relinquishment of a right, claim, or privilege; relinquishment of right to secure a patent by an inventor; relinquishment of copyright by an author.
  3. The voluntary leaving of a person to whom one is bound by a special relation, as a wife, husband or child; desertion.
  4. An abandoned building or structure.
  5. The act of abandoning, or the state of being abandoned; total desertion; relinquishment.
  6. The relinquishment by the insured to the underwriters of what may remain of the property insured after a loss or damage by a peril insured against.
  7. The self-surrender to an outside influence.
  8. The cessation of service on a particular segment of the lines of a common carrier, as granted by a government agency.
  9. Abandon; careless freedom or ease; surrender to one's emotions.

abandonment frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word abandonment occurs in english on average 3.4 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics abandonment can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that abandonment can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

3) people, society, and culture;

4) transport and travel;

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