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within

[ with-in, with- ]
/ wɪðˈɪn, wɪθ- /
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adverb

preposition

noun

the inside of a place, space, or building.

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Origin of within

before 1000; Middle English withinne (preposition and adv.), Old English withinnan (adv.), equivalent to withwith- + innan from within, equivalent to inin + -an suffix of motion from
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British Dictionary definitions for within

within
/ (wɪˈðɪn) /

preposition

in; inside; enclosed or encased by
before (a period of time) has elapsedwithin a week
not beyond the limits of; not differing by more than (a specified amount) fromlive within your means; within seconds of the world record

adverb

formal inside; internally
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Idioms and Phrases with within

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