how to pronounce contravention


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contravention is pronounced in four syllables

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

“… drive their boats in contravention of …”

meanings of contravention


  1. The act of contravening a rule, regulation, or law, or of not fulfilling an obligation, promise, or agreement.

contravention frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word contravention occurs in english on average 2.4 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 contravention 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 contravention can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

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