how to pronounce inquisition


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inquisition is pronounced in four syllables

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

“… and uh the inquisition has already begun …”

meanings of inquisition


  1. An inquest.
  2. The finding of a jury, especially such a finding under a writ of inquiry.
  3. A questioning.
  4. An investigation or inquiry into the truth of some matter.


  1. A harsh or rigorous interrogation that violates the rights of an individual.
  2. A tribunal of the Roman Catholic Church set up to investigate and suppress heresy.


  1. To make inquisition concerning; to inquire into.

inquisition frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word inquisition 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 inquisition 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 inquisition can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) education, science, and technology;

words with pronunciation similar to inquisition


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