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/ E5mQN; E`mQN/ (also amongst / E5mQNst; E`mQNst/) prep (followed by a plural n or pron or a group n ) 1 surrounded by (sb/sth) ...; ...: work among the poor, the sick, the elderly, etc , , * He found it amongst a pile of old books. . 2 in the number of (sth); included in ; : I was among the last to leave. . * Among those present were the Prime Minister and her husband. . * He was only one amongst many who needed help. . 3 (in parts) to each member of (a group) ...: distribute the books among the class . 4 between ...: Politicians are always arguing amongst themselves. . * (saying ) There is honour among thieves. .
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009-11-22 13:40:56
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among
NOTE ON USAGE : 1 Among is used of people or things considered as a group *among: Share out the books among the class. . * They talked among themselves while they waited. . * standing among the crowd at the football match . 2 Between is used of people or things, either two in number or more than two considered individually *between: one book between two (pupils) * She divided her possessions equally between her four children. . * They hung flags across the street between the houses. . * There's a lot of disagreement between the two main political parties on this issue. , . (Compare : There's a lot of disagreement among politicians on this issue. , .)
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009-11-22 13:40:56
among
NOTE ON USAGE : 1 Among is used of people or things considered as a group *among: Share out the books among the class. . * They talked among themselves while they waited. . * standing among the crowd at the football match . 2 Between is used of people or things, either two in number or more than two considered individually *between: one book between two (pupils) * She divided her possessions equally between her four children. . * They hung flags across the street between the houses. . * There's a lot of disagreement between the two main political parties on this issue. , . (Compare : There's a lot of disagreement among politicians on this issue. , .)
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009-11-22 13:40:56

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