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English definition of “beyond”

beyond

preposition
 
 
/biˈjɒnd/
DISTANCE B1 on the other side of something: Our house is just beyond the bridge.Ahead, in front and beyond
TIME B1 continuing after a particular time or date: A lot of people now live beyond the age of 80.Before, after and alreadyAfter and behind
beyond belief/repair/recognition, etc B2 impossible to believe/repair/recognize, etc: Steven had changed beyond all recognition.Impossible and improbable
NOT UNDERSTAND informal If something is beyond you, you cannot understand it: Computer studies is completely beyond me. It's beyond me why anyone would want to buy that house.Understanding and comprehending
EXCEPT except for: She said very little beyond the occasional 'yes' and 'no'.Excluding
INVOLVING OTHERS involving or affecting other things or people than the ones you have talked about: You should try to develop interests beyond the family.Also, extra, and in addition
(Definition of beyond preposition from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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