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Meaning of “among” in the English Dictionary

"among" in British English

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amongpreposition

uk   us   /əˈmʌŋ/ (also amongst, uk   /əˈmʌŋst/ us   )
B1 in the ​middle of or ​surrounded by other things: I ​saw a few ​familiarfaces among the ​crowd. Rescue ​teamssearched among the ​wreckage for ​survivors.A2 happening or being ​included as ​part of a ​group of ​people or things: a ​decision that has ​caused a lot of ​anger among women Relax, you're amongst ​friends. Talk about it among yourselves (= ​talk to each other about it without me) for a while. She has ​worked as an ​estateagent among other things (= as well as other things).C1 to each one in a ​group of three or more ​people or things: He ​divided the ​country among his ​sons. The ​cost should be ​sharedequally among the three of you.

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(Definition of among from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"among" in American English

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amongpreposition

 us   /əˈmʌŋ/ (also amongst,  /əˈmʌŋst/ )
in the ​middle of or ​surrounded by: She ​feltlonely among all these ​strangepeople. Among also ​means as ​part of a ​group or in the ​group of ​people or things named: They ​discussed it among themselves. Among the ​problems we have to ​deal with, ​improvingeducation is ​probably the most ​difficult.
(Definition of among from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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