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EN[əˈpɒn] [-ɒn]
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    Definition of upon in English Dictionary

  • Adverb
    1. Being the target of an action.
      1. He was set upon by the agitated dogs
    2. Incidental to a specified point in time or order of action; usually combined with here-, there- or where-.
      1. The clock struck noon, whereupon the students proceeded to lunch.
  • Preposition
    1. Being above and in contact with another.
      1. Place the book upon the table. ‎
    2. Being directly supported by another.
      1. The crew set sail upon the sea. ‎
      2. She balanced upon one foot. ‎
    3. Being followed by another so as to form a series.
      1. hours upon hours, years upon years ‎
    4. At a prescribed point in time.
      1. The contract was rendered void upon his death. ‎
    5. On.
      1. Although the Celebrity was almost impervious to sarcasm, he was now beginning to exhibit visible signs of uneasiness, the consciousness dawning upon him that his eccentricity was not receiving the ovation it merited.
  • More Examples
    1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
      • [ …] upon arrival, le girlfriend realizes she has left her ID back at my house (a 1 1/2 hour roundtrip on the Metro), [ …]
      • Furthermore, monolayers express microvilli upon differentiation, and LNPs need to navigate into the intermicrovillar space in order for endocytosis to occur [31 ,44 ].
      • But when he entered the halls of Congress and tried the same spectacularisms upon some of the thoughtful statesmen of the time he met with ridicule.
    2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
      • Upon reception, the data packets are deshuffled by the deshuffler.
      • Upon a hanging ledge of rock unstable, / Th' unsurest spot that may in earth be found, / Showing to all that she is never stable.
      • Upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending, and remaining on him, the same is he which baptizeth with the Holy Ghost.
    3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
      • Because of the professor's venerability his opinion was often asked, but his actual attendance in committee meetings was not insisted upon.
      • Baiting fish is not illegal in this state, but strongly frowned upon.
  • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
    1. Adverbs
      • Uncomparable adverbs
      • Prepositions
      Related Links:
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      5. en upon the whole
      Source: Wiktionary
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      Meaning of upon for the defined word.

      Grammatically, this word "upon" is an adverb, more specifically, an uncomparable adverb. It's also a preposition.
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