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pronoun & determiner
More than two but not many.[as determiner] ‘the author of several books’[as pronoun] ‘the programme is one of several in the UK’‘several of his friends attended’some, a number of, a few, not very many, a handful of, a small group of, various, a variety of, assorted, sundry, diverseView synonyms
Late Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French, from medieval Latin separalis, from Latin separ separate, different.
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