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above

adverb, preposition  us   /əˈbʌv/
higher than, more than, or at a level greater than: The helicopter was hovering above the building. Temperatures here rarely rise above freezing in winter. Our wages are above average. I could hardly hear him above the blare of the music. In writing, above can mean as stated higher up on this page or on a previous page: Refer to the diagram shown above. To be above doing something is to consider yourself too important or too moral to do it: He’s not above lying to protect himself.
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above

plural noun  us   /əˈbʌv/
those mentioned earlier: All of the above are to be included.
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