how to pronounce precedent


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the above transcription of precedent 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.

precedent is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… who built on the precedent they set …”

meaning of precedent

Precedent is a previous example or event that serves as a model or guide for future events.

precedent frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word precedent occurs in english on average 3.7 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 precedent 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 precedent can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

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