how to pronounce defect


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the above transcription of defect 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.

defect is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… zero it you have the defect your body's …”

meaning of defect

Defect means a flaw or imperfection.

defect frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word defect occurs in english on average 1.9 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 defect 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 defect can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

words with pronunciation similar to defect


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