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English definition of “amid”

amid

preposition     /əˈmɪd/ (also amidst,   /əˈmɪdst/   ) formal
C1 in the middle of or surrounded by: On the floor, amid mounds of books, were two small envelopes. The new perfume was launched amidst a fanfare of publicity. → Synonym amongBetween
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