how to pronounce aft


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the above transcription of aft is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

aft is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… is located at the aft of the hangar bay …”

meanings of aft


  1. The stern portion of a vessel.
  2. Alternative form of afternoon: the time of day from noon until early evening.


  1. At, near, or towards the stern of a vessel (with the frame of reference within the vessel).


  1. Located at the back of a boat, ship, or airplane.


  1. Initialism of American Federation of Teachers.

aft frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word aft occurs in english on average 0.6 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 aft 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 aft can be often used in the following areas:

1) transport and travel;

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