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An example use of layaway in a speech by a native speaker of american english:
“… order one on layaway at a 30 percent …”
Layaway is a system of payment in which a customer pays a deposit and agrees to pay the remainder of the purchase price in installments.
the word layaway 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.
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 layaway can be often used in the following areas:
1) business and work;
2) communication, information, and media;
3) transport and travel;