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the above transcription of default 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.
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An example use of default in a speech by a native speaker of american english:
“… by default very embarrassing week four …”
Default means the act of giving up something in order to avoid a conflict.
the word default occurs in english on average 12.6 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.
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 default can be often used in the following areas:
1) business and work;
2) communication, information, and media;
3) people, society, and culture;