how to pronounce headword


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headword is pronounced in two syllables

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meanings of headword


  1. Any word which may be modified by an adjunct.
  2. A word used as the title of a section, particularly in a dictionary, encyclopedia, or thesaurus.

headword frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word headword occurs in english on average 0.4 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 headword 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 headword can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) education, science, and technology;

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