how to pronounce catastrophic


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catastrophic is pronounced in four syllables

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

“… potentially catastrophic changes are …”

meanings of catastrophic


  1. Disastrous; ruinous.
  2. Of or pertaining to a catastrophe.

catastrophic frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word catastrophic occurs in english on average 3.5 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 catastrophic 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 catastrophic can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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