how to pronounce cam


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cam is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of cam in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… processes such as Canon cam make it …”

meanings of cam


  1. Camera.
  2. Cell adhesion molecule.
  3. Contract air mail (Often followed by the route number, eg, CAM 21).
  4. A curved wedge, movable about an axis, used for forcing or clamping two pieces together.
  5. A camming device, a spring-loaded device for effecting a temporary belay in a rock crevice.
  6. Acronym of computer-aided manufacturing.
  7. A ridge or mound of earth.
  8. Acronym of common area maintenance.
  9. Initialism of content-addressable memory.
  10. A turning or sliding piece which imparts motion to a rod, lever or block brought into sliding or rolling contact with it.
  11. Acronym of complementary and alternative medicine.


  1. A diminutive of the male given name Cameron.
  2. A river in Cambridgeshire, England, which passes through Cambridge and joins the Great Ouse.
  3. A village in Gloucestershire, England.
  4. Abbreviation of Campeche, a state of Mexico.


  1. To go on webcam with someone.


  1. Alternative form of kam.

cam frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word cam occurs in english on average 5.1 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 cam 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 cam can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) transport and travel;

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