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An example use of sign in a speech by a native speaker of british english:
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A sign is a symbol that is used to represent an idea, object, or event.
the word sign occurs in english on average 83.5 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A2 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 sign can be often used in the following areas:
1) communication, information, and media;
2) leisure and entertainment;
3) people, society, and culture;