how to pronounce preoccupied


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preoccupied is pronounced in four syllables

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

“… i realized i was preoccupied with food …”

meanings of preoccupied


  1. Describing a scientific name that was previously used, a junior homonym.
  2. Concerned with something else; distracted; giving one's attention elsewhere.


  1. Simple past tense and past participle of preoccupy.

preoccupied frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word preoccupied occurs in english on average 2.5 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 preoccupied 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 preoccupied can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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