how to pronounce decisive


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decisive is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… every week has been decisive last week …”

meanings of decisive


  1. Having the power or quality of deciding a question or controversy; putting an end to contest or controversy; final; conclusive.
  2. Marked by promptness and decision.

decisive frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word decisive 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 decisive 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 decisive can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

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