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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
        • Jim Zulevic plays Viv's conformist brother ("The bohemian life is dicey" and "Life is thin," among his twitticisms).
        • Using this strategy, we significantly expanded our knowledge of the short ragweed pollen allergome, as well as our understanding of the diversity of IgE sensitization among patients.
        • Even so, the score calls for Thai gongs, African balaphone and Caribbean cencerros, among others.
      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 sesquiterpenes, the most abundant compounds are longifolene and caryophyllene, and the sum of them reaches up to 82% of sesquiterpenes.
        • Among Hyaenodonta, this feature is shared with the proviverrine Allopterodon and the limnocyonine Thinocyon.
    • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
      1. Prepositions
      Related Links:
      1. en amongst
      2. en amonge
      3. en amongest
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      Grammatically, this word "among" is a preposition.
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