how to pronounce commutation


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the above transcription of commutation 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.

commutation is pronounced in four syllables

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

“… we're picking up the commutation time …”

meanings of commutation


  1. Specifically, the substitution of one kind of payment for another, especially a switch to monetary payment from obligations of labour.
  2. Substitution of one thing for another; interchange.
  3. Substitution, as a means of discriminating between phonemes.
  4. The act of giving one thing for another; barter; exchange.
  5. The reversal of an electric current.
  6. The change to a lesser penalty or punishment by the State.
  7. A passing from one state to another; change; alteration; mutation.
  8. The process or habit of journeying to and from work on a regular basis; commuting.

commutation frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word commutation occurs in english on average 0.1 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 commutation 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 commutation can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) transport and travel;

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