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apart

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/ əˈpɑrt /
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adverb
adjective
having independent or unique qualities, features, or characteristics; separate (usually used following the noun it modifies): a class apart.
Verb Phrases
take apart,
  1. to disassemble: to take a clock apart.
  2. Informal. to criticize; attack: She was taken apart for her controversial stand.
  3. to subject to intense examination: He will take your feeble excuses apart.
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Idioms about apart

    apart from, aside from; in addition to: Apart from other considerations, time is a factor.

Origin of apart

First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English, from Old French a part “to one side”; see a-5, part

OTHER WORDS FROM apart

a·part·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for apart

apart
/ (əˈpɑːt) /

adjective, adverb (postpositive)

Word Origin for apart

C14: from Old French a part at (the) side
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