how to pronounce turnstile


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the above transcription of turnstile is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

turnstile is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… using paper to block the turnstile slot …”

meanings of turnstile


  1. A similar device in a footpath to allow people through one at a time while preventing the passage of cattle.
  2. The \vdash symbol used to represent logical entailment (deducibility relation), especially of the syntactic type; i.e., syntactic consequence. (Such symbol can be read as "prove(s)" or "give(s)". ).
  3. A rotating mechanical device that controls and counts passage between public areas, especially one that only allows passage after a charge has been paid.

turnstile frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word turnstile occurs in english on average 0.3 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 turnstile 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 turnstile can be often used in the following areas:

1) education, science, and technology;

2) transport and travel;

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