how to pronounce detention


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the above transcription of detention 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.

detention is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… show proof of lawful detention of my …”

meaning of detention

Detention is a period of time during which a student is kept from attending classes.

detention frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word detention occurs in english on average 8.7 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics detention 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 detention can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

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