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EN[ˈɒfn̩] [ˈɒftən] [ɔːfən] [ˈɔfn̩] [ˈɔftən] [ˈɑfn̩] [ˈɑftən] [-ɒfən]
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    Definition of often in English Dictionary

  • AdverbCOMmore oftenCOMoftenerSUPmost oftenSUPoftenest
    1. Frequently, many times.
      1. According to this saga of intellectual-property misanthropy, these creatures [patent trolls] roam the business world, buying up patents and then using them to demand extravagant payouts from companies they accuse of infringing them. Often, their victims pay up rather than face the costs of a legal battle.
  • More Examples
    1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
      • Glomerular diseases are often associated with foot process effacement and podocytopenia leading to severe proteinuria, and are closely linked to disaggregation and altered distribution of AFs.
      • Tourist guides often carry umbrellas so that they stand out in a crowd.
      • The judge pronounced often before, but never so widely press-attended. ‎
    2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
      • Often used with the studio is the egg-crate, which minimizes side spill and does make the beam a bit more controllable.
      • Often found in the phrase You scratch my back and I'll scratch yours.
    3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
      • Her mother laid it on thick, telling her to call home more often.
      • At higher altitudes you need to breathe your horse more often.
  • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
    1. Adverbs
      • Time adverbs
        • Frequency adverbs
    Related Links:
    1. en oftentimes
    2. en oftenly
    3. en oftener
    4. en oftenest
    5. en oftenness
    Source: Wiktionary
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    Meaning of often for the defined word.

    Grammatically, this word "often" is an adverb, more specifically, a time adverb.
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