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"yet" in British English

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yetadverb

uk   /jet/  us   /jet/
  • yet adverb (UNTIL NOW)

A2 still; until the present time: I haven't spoken to her yet. He hasn't finished yet. "Are you ready?" "Not yet - wait a minute."
the best, worst, etc. yet
B2 the best, worst, etc. until now: Of all the songs I've heard tonight, that's the best yet.
as yet C1 formal
until and including this time: We haven't needed extra staff as yet, but we may in the future. No ambulances had as yet managed to get across the river.

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  • yet adverb (IN THE FUTURE)

C1 from now and for a particular period of time in the future: She won't be back for a long time yet. Our holiday isn't for weeks yet.
have yet to
C2 If you have yet to do something, you have not done it: They have yet to make a decision.

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yetadverb, conjunction

uk   /jet/  us   /jet/
B1 (and) despite that; used to add something that seems surprising because of what you have just said: simple yet effective He's overweight and bald, (and) yet somehow, he's attractive.

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

"yet" in American English

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yetadverb [not gradable]

 us   /jet/
(used in negative statements and questions) at this time or at that time; now or then: "Is dinner ready?" "Not yet." Has Janet finished her homework yet? He had not yet decided what to do.
in the future; still: The best was yet to come.
(used esp. when describing a long process or an event in a series) in addition; once more: The governor commissioned yet another study. She didn’t want to explain yet again why she was disappointed.
even at this stage or time: We may yet succeed – you never know.

yetconjunction, adverb [not gradable]

 us   /jet/
despite that: Melissa was not doing well in her physics course, yet overall she had a B average.
(Definition of yet from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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