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several

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
                    • These are not minor issues because the regional extinctions of small mammals are a widespread phenomenon in southern South America and have involved several sigmodontine and caviomorph rodent species.
                    • 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.
                    • 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 mutagenesis studies also indicated that introduction of Arg residues into the Ser/Thr surface improved the alkalophilicity of xylanases [14 ,34 ].
                    • Several animals maintained either a crouched ... or a sphinxing posture (abdomen on the floor)
                    • Several studies suggested that the emission of USVs by male rats induces paracopulatory behavior in females.
                • 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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