how to pronounce autopsy


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autopsy is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… head according to an autopsy report …”

meanings of autopsy


  1. A dissection performed on a cadaver to find possible cause(s) of death.
  2. An eyewitness observation, the presentation of an event as witnessed.
  3. An after-the-fact examination, especially of the causes of a failure.


  1. To perform an after-the-fact analysis of, especially of a failure.
  2. To perform an autopsy on.

autopsy frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word autopsy occurs in english on average 1.9 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 autopsy 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 autopsy can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) education, science, and technology;

words with pronunciation similar to autopsy


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