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EN[əˈɡeɪn] [əˈɡɛn] [-eɪn]
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    Definition of again in English Dictionary

  • AdverbPREa-SUF-ain
    1. OBS Back in the reverse direction, or to an original starting point.
      1. Bring us word again. ‎
    2. Back (to a former place or state).
      1. We need to bring the old customs to life again. ‎
      2. The South will rise again. ‎
    3. OBS In return, as a reciprocal action; back.
      1. Another time; once more.
        1. The humor of my proposition appealed more strongly to Miss Trevor than I had looked for, and from that time forward she became her old self again; [ …] . Our table in the dining-room became again the abode of scintillating wit and caustic repartee, Farrar bracing up to his old standard, and the demand for seats in the vicinity rose to an animated competition.
      2. Over and above a factor of one.
        1. Used metalinguistically, with the repetition being in the discussion, or in the linguistic or pragmatic context of the discussion, rather than in the subject of discussion.
          1. Great, thanks again! ‎
          2. What's that called, again? ‎
          3. Again, I'm not criticizing, I just want to understand. ‎
          4. Approach B is better than approach A in many respects, but again, there are difficulties in implementing it. ‎
        2. OBS In any other place.
          1. OBS On the other hand.
            1. Moreover; besides; further.
            2. Preposition
              1. (obsolete or dialectal) Against.
              2. More Examples
                1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
                  • We're out of coffee stirrers again and I'm not using my finger!
                  • This was a pleasure of no small kind; and in stepping foot again upon the soil of that country, which contains much that I prize, and more that I admire
                  • Then, eight years ago, when I was 24, I had my pelvis sawn in three and pinned back together again (otherwise known as a PAO, or periacetabular osteotomy) with four long metal rods.
                2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
                  • Again some persons are too right-handed (I question, indeed, whether one-handedness, whether right or left be chiefly employed, does not in all cases involve a loss of power).
                  • Again Lavis heard him: "You thought to forelay me, eh -- and breed panic above?” — James B. Connally, Sonnie-Boy's People, 1913
                  • Again Abdullah listened intently, his eyes closed, his ten fingers forming a temple of his hands in front of him.
                3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
                  • How do I unhide the editing toolbar? I need to use those commands again.
                  • They doubled back in hopes of finding the road again.
                  • When you receive a strike, it is because there is a suki. Your opponent draws your attention to your weak spots, and you endeavor to ensure that you do not receive a strike in the same place again.
              • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
                1. Adverbs
                  • Conjunctive adverbs
                    • Sequence adverbs
                    • Uncomparable adverbs
                    • Morphemes
                      • Prefixes
                        • Words by prefix
                          • Words prefixed with a-
                      • Prepositions
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                      Meaning of again for the defined word.

                      Grammatically, this word "again" is an adverb, more specifically, a conjunctive adverb and an uncomparable adverb. It's also a morpheme, more specifically, a prefixe. It's also a preposition.
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