how to pronounce commencement


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commencement is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of commencement in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… date of the commencement of the course …”

meanings of commencement


  1. The first existence of anything; act or fact of commencing.
  2. A graduation ceremony, from a school, college or university.
  3. The day when degrees are conferred by colleges and universities upon students and others.

commencement frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word commencement occurs in english on average 3.5 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 commencement 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 commencement can be often used in the following areas:

1) leisure and entertainment;

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