how to pronounce onus


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onus is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of onus in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… and instead put the onus on people to be …”

meanings of onus


  1. Burden of proof, onus probandi.
  2. Blame.
  3. Stigma.
  4. Responsibility; burden.
  5. A legal obligation.

onus frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word onus occurs in english on average 2.4 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 onus 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 onus can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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