how to pronounce proliferation


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proliferation is pronounced in five syllables

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

“… seeing sort of this proliferation of not …”

meanings of proliferation


  1. The result of building up; buildup, accretion.
  2. The process by which an organism produces others of its kind; breeding, propagation, procreation, reproduction.
  3. The spread of biochemical, nuclear and other weapons of mass destruction to countries not originally involved in developing them.
  4. The act of increasing or rising; augmentation, amplification, enlargement, escalation, aggrandizement.

proliferation frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word proliferation occurs in english on average 1.8 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 proliferation 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 proliferation can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) education, science, and technology;

3) life, nature, and living environment;

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