how to pronounce deponent


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deponent is pronounced in four syllables

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meanings of deponent


  1. A witness; especially one who gives information under oath, in a deposition concerning facts known to him or her.
  2. A deponent verb.


  1. Having passive form (that is, conjugating like the passive voice), but an active meaning. (Such verbs, originally reflexive, are considered to have laid aside their passive meanings.).

deponent frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

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

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

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