how to pronounce mainline


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the above transcription of mainline 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.

mainline is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… larger mainline jets so what you have is …”

meanings of mainline


  1. Normal, principal or standard.
  2. Of or pertaining to a surface railway as distinct from an underground, elevated or light rail one.
  3. Of or pertaining to the principal route or line of a railway.


  1. To inject (a drug) directly into a vein.
  2. To integrate (code, etc.) into the main repository for a software project, rather than separate forks.


  1. An airline's main operating unit, as opposed to codeshares or regional subsidiaries.
  2. The main repository for a software project, from which different versions (forks) may be split off.

mainline frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word mainline occurs in english on average 0.8 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 mainline 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 mainline can be often used in the following areas:

1) transport and travel;

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