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alongside

adverb, preposition
     
a‧long‧side W3
1 next to the side of something:
Children's prices are shown alongside adult prices.
2 used to say that people or things do something or exist together at the same time:
Charles spent a week working alongside the miners.
Organized crime continued to flourish alongside the mainstream economy.
3 in comparison with something:
His achievement may seem small alongside the great triumphs of 20th century technology.
Athletics should rank alongside (=be equal to) soccer and cricket as a major sport.

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