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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
        • My Sunday Archground walks in Fall are among my fondest memories.
        • The technoplegics among you will probably spew your usual twaddle about how Cuba will be a democracy before these advancements hit the street.
        • They tried to cultivate an interest in learning among their students.
      2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
        • Among ethnologists what is certainly an idiographic approach is often pursued with the most ascetic toughmindedness. Where fact reigns supreme, any attempt at theory may appear tenderminded.
        • Among the successful there were scarcely any of the head-working, white-handed class, but a number of hard-working, frugal men, who, landing without a penny,...
        • Among the infiltrating inflammatory cells, spindle-shaped, histiocytoid or myoid tumor cells with eosinophilic cytoplasm were found.
    • 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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