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EN[ˈsɛv(ə)ɹəl]
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    Definition of several in English Dictionary

  • NounPLseverals
    1. OBS An area of land in private ownership (as opposed to common land).
      1. Each particular taken singly; an item; a detail; an individual.
        1. (archaic) An enclosed or separate place; enclosure.
        2. Adverb
          1. By itself; severally.
          2. Determiner
            1. OBS Separate, distinct; particular.
              1. A number of different; various. (Now merged into later senses, below).
                1. Consisting of a number more than two but not very many; diverse.
                2. More Examples
                  1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
                    • Look back at the list several times today, and then a few times a day in the following days, so that you are checking in regularly and loving up your shadow.
                    • After several drinks, I confided my problems to the barman.
                    • Recently enacted three-strikes laws in several states similarly provide an opportunity to test the deterrence hypothesis.
                  2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
                    • Several kinds of laminoplasties have been reported for lesions of the thoracic and lumbar spine, including use of a titanium miniplate and translaminar screws [ 3 , 4 , 9 ].
                    • Several factors appear to have fueled the PBD epidemic: [ … ] ; and diagnostic upcoding in the U.S. health system that rations treatment according to DSM diagnoses [ 14 ].
                    • Several thousand companies go bankrupt in the UK each year.
                • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
                  1. Adverbs
                    • Uncomparable adverbs
                    • Determiners
                      • Nouns
                        • Countable nouns
                        • Pronouns
                          • Indefinite pronouns
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                        1. en severalty
                        2. en severall
                        3. en severals
                        4. en severally
                        5. en severality
                        Source: Wiktionary

                        Meaning of several for the defined word.

                        Grammatically, this word "several" is an adverb, more specifically, an uncomparable adverb. It's also a determiner. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun. It's also a pronoun, more specifically, an indefinite pronoun.
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