how to pronounce defection


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the above transcription of defection is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

defection frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word defection occurs in english on average 1.3 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.

defection is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… plan that would make his defection look …”

meanings of defection


  1. An act or incidence of defecting.

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