how to pronounce dilapidation


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dilapidation is pronounced in five syllables

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

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meanings of dilapidation


  1. The act of dilapidating, damaging a building or structure through neglect or intentionally.
  2. Ecclesiastical waste: impairing of church property by an incumbent, through neglect or intentionally.
  3. Money paid at the end of an incumbency by the incumbent or his heirs for the purpose of putting the parsonage etc. in good repair for the succeeding incumbent.
  4. The state of being dilapidated, reduced to decay, partially ruined.

dilapidation frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word dilapidation occurs in english on average 0.3 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.

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

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

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