how to pronounce devolution


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devolution is pronounced in four syllables

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

“… jimmy believed in devolution and he knew …”

meanings of devolution


  1. The transfer of some powers, and the delegation of some functions, from a central sovereign government to local government; eg. from Westminster to Scottish parliament and Welsh assembly.
  2. A rolling down.
  3. Degeneration (as opposed to evolution).
  4. A descent, especially one that passes through a series of revolutions, or by succession.
  5. The transference of a right to a successor, or of a power from one body to another.

devolution frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word devolution occurs in english on average 4.6 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 devolution 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 devolution can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

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