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    Definition of at in English Dictionary

  • NounPLats
    1. the @ symbol.
    2. Preposition
      1. In or very near a particular place.
        1. at that precise position;  at Jim’s house ‎
      2. (indicating time) Simultaneous, during.
        1. at six o’clock;  at closing time;  at night. ‎
      3. In the direction of (often in an unfocused or uncaring manner).
        1. He threw the ball at me.  He shouted at her. ‎
      4. Occupied in (activity).
        1. men at work ‎
      5. Indicates a position on a scale or in a series.
        1. Sell at 90.  Tiger finished the round at tenth, seven strokes behind the leaders.   I'm offering it—just to select customers—at cost. ‎
      6. Because of.
        1. to laugh at a joke ‎
      7. Holding a given speed or rate.
        1. It is growing at the rate of 3% a year.  Cruising along at fifty miles per hour. ‎
      8. In a state of.
        1. She is at sixes and sevens with him.  They are at loggerheads over how best to tackle the fiscal cliff.   The city was at the mercy of the occupying forces. ‎
      9. (Ireland, stressed pronunciation) bothering, irritating, causing discomfort to.
        1. (used for skills or areas of knowledge) On the subject of; regarding.
          1. She studied at her chemistry notes.
          2. He slipped at marksmanship over his extended vacation.
      10. More Examples
        1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
          • 'I treat patients who are living at Her Majesty's pleasure. They come to the hospital from Full Sutton prison and they are treated in the same way as anyone else.'
          • I arrived at the suite half an hour ahead of Jack.
          • Au-NRs were incubated in BSA at the concentrations shown, subjected to five cycles of centrifugation and redispersion in water and then analyzed for LSPR peak intensity and peak shift.
      • Word Lists (This word is listed in the following word lists)
        1. Wiktionary : 100 English basic words
        2. Wiktionary : 200 English basic words
        3. Wiktionary : 1000 English basic words
        4. Wiktionary : Frequency lists 1-10000
        5. Dolch Word List : Primer words
        6. Voice of America Learning English : Special English Word Book
        7. SCOWL (And Friends) : Alan Beale, 12dicts 4.0 Compiled from 3 ESL Dictionaries
      • Stop Lists (This word is listed as a stop word in the following lists)
        1. MySQL 5.6 InnoDB Stop Words List
        2. MySQL 5.6 MyISAM Stop Words List
        3. Oracle Database 12.1 Text Supplied Stoplists
      • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
        1. Nouns
          • Countable nouns
          • Prepositions
          Related Links:
          1. en attention
          2. fr attention
          3. en attempt
          4. en attack
          5. en attached
          Source: Wiktionary
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          Meaning of at for the defined word.

          Grammatically, this word "at" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun. It's also a preposition.
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