how to pronounce optimum


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optimum is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… reaching the optimum level …”

meanings of optimum


  1. The best or most favorable condition, or the greatest amount or degree possible under specific sets of comparable circumstances.


  1. The best or most advantageous; surpassing all others.

optimum frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word optimum occurs in english on average 1.9 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 optimum 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 optimum can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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