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An example use of official in a speech by a native speaker of american english:
“… i mean so the official position uh of …”
Official means authorized by a governing body.
the word official occurs in english on average 56.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B1 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 official can be often used in the following areas:
1) business and work;
2) education, science, and technology;
3) people, society, and culture;