how to pronounce understanding


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understanding is pronounced in four syllables

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

“… the medical field the understanding that …”

meanings of understanding


  1. (countable) An agreement of minds; harmony; something mutually understood or agreed upon.
  2. A reconciliation of differences.
  3. Opinion, judgement or outlook.
  4. Reason or intelligence, ability to grasp the full meaning of knowledge, ability to infer.
  5. Sympathy.
  6. An informal contract; mutual agreement.
  7. The act of one that understands or comprehends; comprehension; knowledge; discernment.


  1. Knowing; skilful.
  2. Showing compassion.


  1. Present participle of understand.

understanding frequency in english - A2 level of CEFR

the word understanding occurs in english on average 78 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

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