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Definition of among preposition from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    (also amongst
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  1. 1surrounded by someone or something; in the middle of someone or something a house among the trees They strolled among the crowds. I found the letter amongst his papers. It's OK, you're among friends now.
  2. 2being included or happening in groups of things or people An American woman was among the survivors. He was among the last to leave. This attitude is common among teenagers. “What was wrong with the job?” “Well, the pay wasn't good,among other things.” Discuss it among yourselves first (= with each other).
  3. 3used when you are dividing or choosing something, and three or more people or things are involved They divided the money up among the children.
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