how to pronounce code


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the above transcription of code 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.

code is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… are we up to code we are not up to code …”

meaning of code

Code is a set of rules or instructions that govern the behavior of a computer program or a computer system.

code frequency in english - B1 level of CEFR

the word code occurs in english on average 45.2 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

3) education, science, and technology;

words with pronunciation similar to code


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