how to pronounce comprehension


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comprehension is pronounced in four syllables

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

“… reading comprehension I figured this …”

meaning of comprehension

Comprehension is the act of understanding.

comprehension frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word comprehension occurs in english on average 6.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) communication, information, and media;

2) education, science, and technology;

3) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to comprehension


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