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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
        • Rate of relapse among patients with supradiaphragmatic disease was 55%, compared to 42% among patients with subdiaphragmatic disease (P = 0.02).
        • This is a common experience among drug addicts who need stronger and stronger doses to regain the old 'kicks'.
        • 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 dierpenes, palustric acid reveals the highest level, which is followed by neoabietic acid and abietic acid.
        • Among preclinical studies, 16 described arthrotomic implantation as a surgical procedure to treat focal osteochondral defects and 8 studies described intra-articular injections for an OA model.
        • 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,...
    • 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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