how to pronounce preceding


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the above transcription of preceding 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.

preceding is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… 918 million dollars in the preceding 52 …”

meanings of preceding


  1. Occurring before or in front of something else, in time, place, rank or sequence.


  1. Present participle of precede.

preceding frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word preceding occurs in english on average 4.5 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 preceding 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 preceding can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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