how to pronounce equator


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the above transcription of equator 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.

equator is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… Arctic Circle to the equator for the …”

meanings of equator


  1. An imaginary great circle around the Earth, equidistant from the two poles, and dividing earth's surface into the northern and southern hemisphere.
  2. The midline of any generally spherical object, such as a fruit or vegetable, that has identifiable poles.
  3. The celestial equator.
  4. A similar great circle on any sphere, especially on a celestial body, or on other reasonably symmetrical three-dimensional body.


  1. The Earth's equator.

equator frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word equator occurs in english on average 2.1 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 equator 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 equator can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

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