how to pronounce perforation


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the above transcription of perforation 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.

perforation frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word perforation occurs in english on average 0.6 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.

perforation is pronounced in four syllables

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meanings of perforation


  1. The act of perforating or the state of being perforated.
  2. An abnormal opening in an organ, such as a rupture.
  3. A series of holes punched through something in order to assist in separating parts.
  4. Any opening in a solid object.
  5. That portion of a surface that remains after an open disk is removed from it.

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