how to pronounce functionary


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functionary is pronounced in four syllables

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meanings of functionary


  1. A paper-pusher, bean counter.
  2. A person employed as an official in a bureaucracy (usually corporate or governmental) who holds limited authority and primarily serves to carry out a simple function for which discretion is not required.

functionary frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word functionary occurs in english on average 0.2 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 functionary 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 functionary can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) people, society, and culture;

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