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Meaning of “above” - Learner’s Dictionary

above

adverb, preposition     /əˈbʌv/
HIGHER POSITION
A1 in or to a higher position than something else: There's a mirror above the washbasin. I could hear music coming from the room above.Above and over
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A2 more than an amount or level: It says on the box it's for children aged three and above. Rates of pay are above average.Too much and unnecessary
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in a more important or advanced position than someone else: Sally's a grade above me.Being important and having importancePosition and status in groups and organizations
TOO IMPORTANT
too good or important for something: No one is above suspicion in this matter.Too much and unnecessary
above all
B1 most importantly: Above all, I'd like to thank everyone.Being important and having importance
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