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among meaning

EN[əˈmʌŋ] [-ʌŋ]
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    Definition of among in English Dictionary

  • Preposition
    1. Denotes a mingling or intermixing with distinct or separable objects. (See Usage Note at amidst).
      1. How can you speak with authority about their customs when you have never lived among them? ‎
    2. Denotes a belonging of a person or a thing to a group.
      1. All this has led to an explosion of protest across China, including among a middle class that has discovered nimbyism.
    3. Denotes a sharing of a common feature in a group.
    4. More Examples
      1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
        • If there is one teaching that is peculiar to Buddhism alone among all the world's religions, I would say it is the principle of Śūnyatā (Voidness or Emptiness).
        • How can you speak with authority about their customs when you have never lived among them? ‎
        • Yet a large national study by Dr. Sussman and his colleagues, published last month in JAMA Internal Medicine, reveals how rarely deintensification occurs among patients over age 70.
      2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
        • Among the many unmatted drawings in the solander box was a large, colorful chalk and pastel Christ Child on greenish-blue laid paper ...
        • Among the siphoviruses, there was no significant difference in those expressed that were homologous to Firmicute viruses [ …]
        • Among these strategies, the use of mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) showed promise in preclinical studies and most recently in patients with nonrevascularizable ischemic myocardium [ …]
    • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
      1. Prepositions
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      1. en amongst
      2. en amonge
      3. en amongest
      Source: Wiktionary

      Meaning of among for the defined word.

      Grammatically, this word "among" is a preposition.
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