how to pronounce volatility


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volatility is pronounced in five syllables

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

“… demands and indeed volatility of demand …”

meanings of volatility


  1. The state of being able to fly.
  2. The state of having a low boiling point and evaporating readily.
  3. A quantification of the degree of uncertainty about the future price of a commodity, share, or other financial product.
  4. The state of being unpredictable.
  5. The state of being volatile.
  6. The state of not retaining data in the absence of power.

volatility frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word volatility occurs in english on average 3.6 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 volatility 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 volatility can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) education, science, and technology;

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