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among

Definitions by Oxford


[əˈmʌŋ], (Preposition)

Definitions:
- situated more or less centrally in relation to (several other things)
(e.g: flowers hidden among the roots of the trees)

- being a member or members of (a larger set)
(e.g: a British woman was among the 54 victims of the disaster)

- occurring in or shared by (some members of a group or community)
(e.g: a drop in tooth decay among children)

- indicating a division, choice, or differentiation involving three or more participants
(e.g: the old king called the three princesses to divide his kingdom among them)


Phrases:

Origin:
Old English ongemang (from on ‘in’ + gemang ‘assemblage, mingling’). The -st of amongst represents -s (adverbial genitive) + -t probably by association with superlatives (as in against)







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