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 History of this Word

"of", spoken by people in England during 450-1100 A.D.

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grammar is preposition

"of" is a type of small common word

"of" is a part of the expression: all of, all of a sudden, kind of, of a mind to, of a sort, of all people, of choice, of course, of one mind, of record, of the moment, of two minds

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Meaning 8

Definition

Relationship of something to something else. Shows a relation or connection to someone or something. Used to clarify an ambiguous relationship. Used with various words to indicate a wide range of meanings.

Examples of how the word is used

of illustration We can now begin to treat the cause of the problem instead of the symptoms.
of illustration Charles Babbage was very nearly the inventor of the world's first computer.