how to pronounce escalation


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escalation is pronounced in four syllables

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

“… clarity but escalation is more clearly …”

meanings of escalation


  1. An increase or rise, especially one to counteract a perceived discrepancy.
  2. A deliberate or premeditated increase in the violence or geographic scope of a conflict.
  3. The reassignment of a difficult customer problem to someone whose job is dedicated to handling such cases.

escalation frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word escalation occurs in english on average 2 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 escalation 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 escalation can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

3) people, society, and culture;

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