how to pronounce provocation


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provocation is pronounced in four syllables

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

“… being provoked when provocation hadn't …”

meanings of provocation


  1. The act of provoking, inciting or annoying someone into doing something.
  2. The second step in OPQRST regarding the investigation of what makes the symptoms MOI or NOI improve or deteriorate.
  3. Something that provokes; a provocative act.

provocation frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word provocation occurs in english on average 3.5 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 provocation 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 provocation can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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