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English definition of “beyond”

beyond

preposition, adverb (OUTSIDE A LIMIT)    /biˈjɒnd/ US  /-ˈjɑːnd/
B1 outside or after (a stated limit ): Few people live beyond the age of a hundred. We cannot allow the work to continue beyond the end of the year . I've got nothing to tell you beyond (= in addition to) what I told you earlier . The repercussions will be felt throughout the industry and beyond (= in other areas ). Tonight's performance has been cancelled due to circumstances beyond our control (= events that we are unable to deal with). She has always lived beyond her means (= spent more than she has earned ).Before, after and alreadyAfter and behind beyond belief, repair, recognition, etc. C2 too great or bad for anyone to believe , repair , recognize , etc.: His thoughtlessness is beyond belief . He survived the accident , but his car was damaged beyond repair .Very and extremeComplete and wholeIntensifying expressions beyond reasonable doubt UK (US beyond a reasonable doubt) If a legal case or a person's guilt is proved beyond reasonable doubt , there is enough proof for the person accused of a crime to be judged guilty : Her guilt was established beyond reasonable doubt .CertaintyConfidence and self-assuranceCourt cases, orders and decisions Grammar:BeyondBeyond is a preposition or an adverb.
(Definition of beyond prepositionadverb (OUTSIDE A LIMIT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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