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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
        • Then there was no more cover, for they straggled out, not in ranks but clusters, from among orange trees and tall, flowering shrubs [ …] .
        • My mother laughs from her grave, such are my sewing skills, but among these dead-handed men my wielding of a needle is nothing short of a miracle.
        • 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).
      2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
        • Among Hyaenodonta, this feature is shared with the proviverrine Allopterodon and the limnocyonine Thinocyon.
        • Among dierpenes, palustric acid reveals the highest level, which is followed by neoabietic acid and abietic acid.
        • Among the starters are crab meat resala, delicate, sweet petals of crab with a turmeric-onion soubise; and tender fried quail dressed with a bacon vinaigrette.
    • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
      1. Prepositions
      Related Links:
      1. en amongst
      2. en amonge
      3. en amongest
      Source: Wiktionary
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      Grammatically, this word "among" is a preposition.
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