how to pronounce unix


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unix is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… accidentally ran a UNIX command which …”

meanings of unix


  1. The above plus Unix-like operating systems similar to Unix but not qualifying for use of the UNIX trademark.
  2. Any Unix-like operating system, including Unix.
  3. The group of Unix operating systems as a whole.
  4. An operating system largely compatible with Unix that qualifies for use of the UNIX trademark, currently owned by The Open Group.
  5. Collectively, Unix and unix-like operating systems.
  6. A computer operating system that shares the original source code by Dennis Ritchie and Ken Thompson, currently owned by Novell.


  1. Unix, the operating system standard shepherded by The OPEN Group.
  2. Unix, the original operating system developed by K&R at Bell Labs.

unix frequency in english - B1 level of CEFR

the word unix occurs in english on average 42.4 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 unix 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 unix can be often used in the following areas:

1) education, science, and technology;

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