how to pronounce atavism


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atavism is pronounced in four syllables

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meanings of atavism


  1. The reappearance of an ancestral characteristic in an organism after several generations of absence.
  2. The recurrence or reversion to a past behaviour, method, characteristic or style after a long period of absence.
  3. Reversion to past primitive behavior, especially violence.

atavism frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word atavism occurs in english on average 0.1 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 atavism 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 atavism can be often used in the following areas:

1) education, science, and technology;

2) life, nature, and living environment;

3) people, society, and culture;

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