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noun [countable] linguistics preposition pronunciation in British English /ˌprepəˈzɪʃ(ə)n/
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pluralprepositions
  1. a word that comes before a noun, pronoun, or the ‘-ing’ form of a verb, and shows its relation to another part of the sentence. For example in the sentences ‘Was anyone injured in the accident?’, ‘To save water, take a shower instead of a bath’, and ‘Don’t leave without finishing your dinner’, the words ‘in’, ‘instead of’ and ‘without’ are prepositions.
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a start-up … whose value has reached more than one billion US dollars

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