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preposition (TIME)    strong /frɒm/ US  /frɑːm/ weak /frəm/
A1 used to show the time when something starts or the time when it was made or first existed: Drinks will be served from seven o'clock. The price of petrol will rise by 5p a gallon from tomorrow. Most of the tapestries in this room date from the 17th century. The museum is open from 9.30 to 6.00 Tuesday to Sunday.Starting from a particular time from that day/time on(wards) C1 literary starting at that time and then continuing: From that day on, she vowed never to trust him again.Starting from a particular time Grammar:FromFrom is a preposition.See moreGrammar:Starting pointWe use from to show the time or point in time when something starts:See moreGrammar:OriginWe use from to refer to the place where someone or something starts or originates:See moreGrammar:FromtoWe use from … to to talk about ranges of different things:See more
(Definition of from preposition (TIME) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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