how to pronounce declination


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declination is pronounced in four syllables

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meanings of declination


  1. The act or state of falling off or declining from excellence or perfection; deterioration; decay; decline.
  2. Deviation.
  3. At a given point, the angle between magnetic north and true north.
  4. A refusal.
  5. At a given point, the angle between the line connecting this point with the geographical center of the earth and the equatorial plane.
  6. Declension.
  7. The act or state of bending downward; inclination.

declination frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word declination occurs in english on average 0.1 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 declination 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 declination can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) life, nature, and living environment;

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