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

“… almost like an x-ray which allows you to …”

meanings of x


  1. Obscene.
  2. Abbreviation of extreme.
  3. Intersex or non-binary (in passports and identification documents).
  4. Alternative letter-case form of X (“intersex or non-binary, in passports and identification documents").
  5. Suitable only for those aged 16 or (later) 18 years and over.


  1. The spot behind the goal.
  2. Cross, crossing.
  3. Ecstasy, a particular street drug.
  4. Any mark that looks like that letter, such as a mark made by a person who cannot read or write in lieu of a signature.


  1. Christ.
  2. A placeholder for an unknown, suppressed or hypothetical name.
  3. A surname​, used by those who have had their identity or heritage, including their proper ancestral names, erased or forgotten.


  1. Forming gender-neutral or otherwise more inclusive versions of words, especially Spanish-derived words by replacing both the masculine -o and feminine -a.
  2. The twenty-fourth letter of the English alphabet, called ex and written in the Latin script.


  1. Used between the names of two characters to denote a ship, particularly in anime, manga, and video games.
  2. Used in place of and in artist collaborations.


  1. An unknown quantity or unknown value.

x frequency in english - B1 level of CEFR

the word x occurs in english on average 71 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics x 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 x can be often used in the following areas:

1) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to x


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