how to pronounce shim


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shim is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… Japan's own shim Rico cult boarded the …”

meanings of shim


  1. A thin piece of material, sometimes tapered, used for alignment or support.
  2. A kind of shallow plow used in tillage to break the ground and clear it of weeds.
  3. A small metal device used to pick open a lock.
  4. Abbreviation of scanning helium ion microscope.
  5. A person characterised by both male and female traits, or by ambiguous male-female traits, also called a he-she; transsexual.
  6. A small library that transparently intercepts and modifies calls to an API, usually for compatibility purposes.
  7. A wedge.
  8. Hermaphrodite.


  1. To adjust something by using shims.
  2. To intercept and modify calls to (an API), usually for compatibility purposes.
  3. To fit one or more shims to a piece of machinery.


  1. A surname​.

shim frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word shim occurs in english on average 0.1 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 shim 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 shim can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

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