how to pronounce provenance


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the above transcription of provenance 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.

provenance is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… was mainly the provenance of ale wives …”

meanings of provenance


  1. The copy history of a piece of data, or the intermediate pieces of data utilized to compute a final data element, as in a database record or web site (data provenance).
  2. The history of ownership of a work of art.
  3. The execution history of computer processes which were utilized to compute a final piece of data (process provenance).
  4. Place or source of origin.
  5. Background; history; place of origin.
  6. The place and time of origin of some artifact or other object. See Usage note below.


  1. To establish the provenance of something.

provenance frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word provenance occurs in english on average 0.9 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 provenance 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 provenance can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) education, science, and technology;

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