how to pronounce rad


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rad is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… reducing the spike rad for the storm and …”

meanings of rad


  1. Initialism of rapid application development.
  2. A non-SI unit of absorbed dose of radiation, equal to 0.01 gray.
  3. Abbreviation of sight radius.
  4. Initialism of role activity diagram.
  5. Abbreviation of radian.
  6. Abbreviation of radiator.


  1. Clipping of radical; excellent.


  1. Initialism of Radiation Assessment Detector (a scientific instrument of the Mars Science Laboratory onboard the Curiosity rover at Mars.).

rad frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word rad occurs in english on average 2 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 rad 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 rad can be often used in the following areas:

1) education, science, and technology;

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