again


again
/euh gen", euh gayn"/, adv.
1. once more; another time; anew; in addition: Will you spell your name again, please?
2. in an additional case or instance; moreover; besides; furthermore.
3. on the other hand: It might happen, and again it might not.
4. back; in return; in reply: to answer again.
5. to the same place or person: to return again.
6. again and again, with frequent repetition; often: They went over the same arguments again and again.
7. as much again, twice as much: She earns as much again as I do.
[bef. 900; ME agayn, ageyn, OE ongegn opposite (to) = on ON, in (see A-1) + gegn straight; c. OHG ingagan, ON igegn]
Pronunciation. By far the most common pronunciation of AGAIN, in all parts of the United States, is /euh gen"/, with the same vowel heard in yet and pep. The pronunciation /euh gayn"/, rhyming with pain, occurs chiefly in the Atlantic states. AGAIN said as /euh gin"/, with the vowel of pit or sip, or with a vowel somewhere between /e/ and /i/, is the common pronunciation in much of the South, where /e/ and /i/ tend to become neutralized, or more like one another, before /m/ and /n/, leading to a lack of noticeable distinction between such pairs as pen and pin, ten and tin.

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