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noun 
  1. Above is often used further elliptically as a noun by omitting the noun, where it is should be clear what is omitted.
See the .
adjective 
  1. Above is often used elliptically as an adjective by omitting the word said, mentioned, quoted, or the like:
    • the (-said) observations
    • the (-cited) reference
    • the (-quoted) articles
adverb 
  1. In a higher place; overhead; into or from heaven.
He's in a better place now, floating free as the clouds .''
  1. Earlier in order; higher in the same page; hence, in a foregoing page.
    • (rfdate) w:Dryden, Dryden,
    • : That was said .
      1. Higher in rank or power.
      He appealed to the court .
Etymology: ''Äbufan


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