how to pronounce occlusion


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occlusion is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… points of occlusion in obstructive sleep …”

meanings of occlusion


  1. Anything that obstructs or closes a vessel or canal.
  2. The alignment of the teeth when upper and lower jaws are brought together.
  3. The process of occluding, or something that occludes.
  4. A closure within the vocal tract that produces an oral stop or nasal stop.
  5. The blocking of the view of part of an image by another.
  6. An occluded front.
  7. The absorption of a gas or liquid by a substance such as a metal.

occlusion frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word occlusion occurs in english on average 0 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 occlusion 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 occlusion can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) life, nature, and living environment;

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