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English definition of “both”


pronoun, determiner   /bəʊθ/
A1 used to talk about two people or things: Both her parents are dead . Both of my sisters are teachers .
(Definition of both pronoundeterminer from the Cambridge Essential Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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