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An example use of valve in a speech by a native speaker of american english:
“… financier Henry green valve sent letters …”
Valve is a device that controls the flow of a fluid.
the word valve 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.
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 valve can be often used in the following areas:
1) business and work;
2) life, nature, and living environment;
3) transport and travel;