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English definition of “above”

above

  /əˈbʌv/ adv, preposition
A1 in a higher position than something else: Look on the shelf above your head.
A2 more than an amount or level: This toy is for children aged four and above.
B1 higher on the page: Please send the items to the address shown above.
above all B1 most important of everything: Above all, I’d like to thank my family.
(Definition of above advpreposition from the Cambridge Essential Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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