how to pronounce defenestration


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defenestration is pronounced in five syllables

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meanings of defenestration


  1. The high-profile removal of a person from an organization.
  2. The act of removing the Microsoft Windows operating system from a computer in order to install an alternative one.
  3. The act of throwing something or someone out of a window.

defenestration frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word defenestration 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 defenestration 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 defenestration can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

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