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An example use of layer in a speech by a native speaker of british english:
“… there is a grave shale layer potash alum …”
Layer means a thin covering of something, such as a sheet of paper, a layer of paint, or a layer of ice.
the word layer occurs in english on average 25.4 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.
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 layer can be often used in the following areas:
1) business and work;
2) life, nature, and living environment;