how to pronounce distinction


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the above transcription of distinction 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.

distinction is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… how one nuances that distinction then …”

meaning of distinction

Distinction means the quality of being different or unusual.

distinction frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word distinction occurs in english on average 10.3 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.

topics distinction 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 distinction can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

words that rhyme with distinction


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