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above

2 adjective
     
above2 W3
[only before noun]TCN
a) used in a piece of writing to refer to something mentioned in an earlier part of the same piece of writing:
For the above reasons, the management has no choice but to close the factory.
b)

the above

formal something mentioned before in the same piece of writing:
If none of the above applies to you, you may be able to reclaim tax.

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