how to pronounce purchasing


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the above transcription of purchasing 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.

purchasing is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… where he talked about purchasing nascent …”

meanings of purchasing


  1. An act or process of making a purchase.
  2. A part of an organization that manages such processes.
  3. A complex, organized process in large organizations for obtaining goods that may include identification of requirements, approvals, supplier management, negotiation, receipt of goods, and payment.


  1. Present participle of purchase.

purchasing frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word purchasing occurs in english on average 13.5 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics purchasing 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 purchasing can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

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