how to pronounce reformation


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reformation is pronounced in four syllables

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

“… spearheaded the Reformation and famously …”

meanings of reformation


  1. Change or correction, by a court in equity, to a written instrument to conform to the original intention of the parties.
  2. An improvement (or an intended improvement) in the existing form or condition of institutions or practices, etc.; intended to make a striking change for the better in social, political or religious affairs or in the conduct of persons or operation of organizations.


  1. The religious movement initiated by Martin Luther in the 16th century to reform the Roman Catholic Church.

reformation frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word reformation occurs in english on average 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.

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