how to pronounce decimation


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decimation is pronounced in four syllables

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

“… history the decimation of the 15 worth …”

meanings of decimation


  1. The killing or destruction of any large portion of a population.
  2. A tithe or the act of tithing.
  3. (mathematics) The creation of a new sequence comprising only every nth element of a source sequence.
  4. A digital signal-processing technique for reducing the number of samples in a discrete-time signal; downsampling.
  5. The killing or punishment of every tenth person, usually by lot.

decimation frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word decimation occurs in english on average 0.2 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 decimation 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 decimation can be often used in the following areas:

1) education, science, and technology;

words with pronunciation similar to decimation


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