how to pronounce civilization


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the above transcription of civilization is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

civilization is pronounced in five syllables

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

“… in a civilization of consumers buy this …”

meaning of civilization

Civilization is a society of people living in a particular place.

civilization frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word civilization occurs in english on average 11.6 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics civilization 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 civilization can be often used in the following areas:

1) education, science, and technology;

words with pronunciation similar to civilization


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