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emphasis

noun [C, U]
 
 
/ˈemfəsɪs/ ( plural emphases /ˈemfəsiːz/)
IMPORTANCE B2 particular importance or attention that you give to something: Schools are starting to place/put greater emphasis on passing exams.ImportanceUseful or advantageous
WORD the extra force that you give to a word or part of a word when you are saying it: The emphasis is on the final syllable.Phonology and phoneticsStressing and emphasizing
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