how to pronounce specify


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the above transcription of specify 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.

specify is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… unless I can also specify an exact time …”

meaning of specify

Specify means to give a detailed description of something.

specify frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word specify occurs in english on average 2.6 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 specify 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 specify can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

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