how to pronounce compression


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the above transcription of compression 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.

compression is pronounced in three syllables

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video examples of compression pronunciation

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

“… said I call this a great compression and …”

meanings of compression


  1. The deviation of a heavenly body from a spherical form.
  2. The cycle of an internal combustion engine during which the fuel and air mixture is compressed.
  3. The process by which data is compressed.
  4. The electronic process by which any sound's gain is automatically controlled.
  5. An increase in density; the act of compressing, or the state of being compressed; compaction.

compression frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word compression occurs in english on average 3 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 compression 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 compression can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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