how to pronounce genus


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the above transcription of genus 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.

genus is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… uh in this in this one genus uh that are …”

meanings of genus


  1. A taxon at this rank.
  2. A group with common attributes.
  3. Within a definition, a broader category of the defined concept.
  4. (biology, taxonomy) A category in the classification of organisms, ranking below family (Lat. familia) and above species. All magnolias belong to the genus Magnolia.
  5. A natural number representing any of several related measures of the complexity of a given manifold or graph.

genus frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word genus occurs in english on average 1.3 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 genus 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 genus can be often used in the following areas:

1) education, science, and technology;

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