how to pronounce attrition


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attrition is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… high attrition rate …”

meanings of attrition


  1. Wearing or grinding down by friction.
  2. The wearing of teeth due to their grinding.
  3. The gradual reduction in a tangible or intangible resource due to causes that are passive and do not involve productive use of the resource.
  4. Imperfect contrition or remorse.
  5. The loss of participants during an experiment.
  6. A gradual, natural reduction in membership or personnel, as through retirement, resignation, or death.
  7. The loss of a first or second language or a portion of that language.


  1. To undergo a reduction in number.
  2. To reduce the number of (jobs or workers) by not hiring new employees to fill positions that become vacant (often with out).
  3. To grind or wear down through friction.

attrition frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word attrition occurs in english on average 0.8 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 attrition 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 attrition can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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