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a horizon

a ho·ri·zon
A a

Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ey huh-rahy-zuh n]
    • /eɪ həˈraɪ zən/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ey huh-rahy-zuh n]
    • /eɪ həˈraɪ zən/

Definitions of a horizon words

  • noun a horizon the top layer of a soil profile, usually dark-coloured and containing humus and from which soluble salts may have been leached 3
  • noun a horizon the uppermost soil zone, containing humus 3
  • noun a horizon the topsoil in a soil profile. 1

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Origin of a horizon

First appearance:

before 1935
One of the 8% newest English words
First recorded in 1935-40

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Parts of speech for A horizon

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

a horizon popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 31% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 68% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

a horizon usage trend in Literature

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