how to pronounce dereliction


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the above transcription of dereliction 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.

dereliction is pronounced in four syllables

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

“… he was guilty of dereliction of duty but …”

meanings of dereliction


  1. Land gained from the water by a change of water-line.
  2. The act of abandoning something, or the state of being abandoned.
  3. Willful neglect of one's duty. The new soldier did not clean his cabin and was scolded for dereliction and disobedience.

dereliction frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word dereliction occurs in english on average 0.3 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 dereliction 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 dereliction can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

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