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Meaning of “since” - Learner’s Dictionary

since

conjunction     /sɪns/
TIME
B1 from a time in the past until a later time or until now: He's been much happier since he started his new job. I've known Tim since he was seven.Starting from a particular time
BECAUSE
B1 because: He drove quite slowly since we had plenty of time.Connecting words which introduce a cause or reason
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