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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
                    • It is not uncommon on exam days for several students to malinger rather than prepare themselves.
                    • After ingestion by the host, tetra-nucleated metacystic amoebae emerge in the small intestine (excystation) and undergo several divisions to yield eight trophic amoebae [27 –29 ].
                    • Their several counsels they unbosom shall To loves mistook, and so be mock'd withal Upon the next occasion that we meet, With visages displayed, to talk and greet.
                  2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
                    • Several persons were depictured in caricature. — Fielding.
                    • 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 factors have been implicated in TP pathogenesis, most of which may cause localized inflammatory reactions and also microdegeneration.
                • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
                  1. Adverbs
                    • Uncomparable adverbs
                    • Determiners
                      • Nouns
                        • Countable nouns
                        • Pronouns
                          • Indefinite pronouns
                        Related Links:
                        1. en severalty
                        2. en severall
                        3. en severals
                        4. en severally
                        5. en severality
                        Source: Wiktionary
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                        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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