how to pronounce appropriation


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appropriation is pronounced in five syllables

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

“… is the prior appropriation doctrine this …”

meanings of appropriation


  1. That which is appropriated.
  2. Public funds set aside for a specific purpose.
  3. In church law, the making over of a benefice to an owner who receives the tithes, but is bound to appoint a vicar for the spiritual service of the parish.
  4. The assimilation of concepts into a governing framework.
  5. An act or instance of appropriating.
  6. The use of borrowed elements in the creation of a new work.
  7. In constitutional law, the principle that supplies granted by parliament are only to be expended for particular objects specified by itself.

appropriation frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word appropriation occurs in english on average 1.5 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 appropriation 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 appropriation can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

words with pronunciation similar to appropriation


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