Meaning of “besides” in the English Dictionary

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

"besides" in American English

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besidespreposition, adverb [ not gradable ]

us /bɪˈsɑɪdz/

in addition to; also:

Do you play any other sports besides golf?
He won’t mind if you’re late – besides, it’s not your fault.

(Definition of “besides” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)