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because

conjunction be·cause \bi-ˈkz, -ˈkəz, -ˈks, bē-\

: for the reason that

Full Definition of BECAUSE

1
:  for the reason that :  since <rested because he was tired>
2
:  the fact that :  that <the reason I haven't been fired is because my boss hasn't got round to it yet — E. B. White>
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Examples of BECAUSE

  1. I ran because I was afraid.
  2. Why did you do it? Because she told me to.

Origin of BECAUSE

Middle English because that, because, from by cause that
First Known Use: 14th century

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BECAUSE Defined for Kids

because

conjunction be·cause \bi-ˈkz, -ˈkəz\

Definition of BECAUSE for Kids

:  for the reason that <I ran because I was scared.>
because of
:  for the reason of <The game was canceled because of rain.>

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