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yet

adverb [not gradable]  /jet/ us  

yet adverb [not gradable] (NOW/THEN)

(used in negative statements and questions) at this time or at that time; now or then: "Is dinner ready?" "Not yet." Has Janet finished her homework yet? He had not yet decided what to do.

yet adverb [not gradable] (IN THE FUTURE)

in the future; still: The best was yet to come.

yet adverb [not gradable] (IN ADDITION)

(used esp. when describing a long process or an event in a series) in addition; once more: The governor commissioned yet another study. She didn’t want to explain yet again why she was disappointed.

yet adverb [not gradable] (EVEN NOW)

even at this stage or time: We may yet succeed – you never know.

yet

conjunction, adverb [not gradable]  /jet/ us  

yet conjunction, adverb [not gradable] (DESPITE THAT)

despite that: Melissa was not doing well in her physics course, yet overall she had a B average.
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