how to pronounce holdout


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holdout is pronounced in two syllables

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meanings of holdout


  1. A device for cheating at card games by covertly holding a card out of play until it is wanted.
  2. One who refuses to give consent to an agreement in the hope of an improved offer; one who holds out; one who clings to a cause that has been mostly abandoned.

holdout frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word holdout occurs in english on average 0.1 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 holdout 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 holdout can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

3) people, society, and culture;

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