how to pronounce outward


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outward is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… to the community its outward it's not …”

meanings of outward


  1. Visible, noticeable.
  2. Outer; located towards the outside.
  3. Foreign; not civil or intestine.
  4. Tending to the exterior or outside.


  1. Towards the outside; away from the centre.
  2. Outwardly, in outer appearances; publicly.


  1. To ward off; to keep out.


  1. A ward in a detached building connected with a hospital.

outward frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word outward occurs in english on average 5.3 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.

topics outward 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 outward can be often used in the following areas:

1) people, society, and culture;

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