how to pronounce suppression


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suppression is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… importantly the suppression of voting …”

meanings of suppression


  1. The state of being suppressed.
  2. The act or instance of suppressing.
  3. A process in which a person consciously excludes anxiety-producing thoughts, feelings, or memories.
  4. A subconscious adaptation by a person's brain to eliminate the symptoms of disorders of binocular vision such as strabismus, convergence insufficiency and aniseikonia.

suppression frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word suppression occurs in english on average 2.3 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 suppression 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 suppression can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

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