how to pronounce subsist


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subsist is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… sense that it does not subsist on its …”

meanings of subsist


  1. To have ontological reality; to exist.
  2. To survive on a minimum of resources.
  3. To retain a certain state; to continue.

subsist frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word subsist occurs in english on average 0.5 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 subsist 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 subsist can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) education, science, and technology;

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