[fruhm, from; unstressed fruhm]
(used to specify a starting point in spatial movement): a train running west from Chicago.
(used to specify a starting point in an expression of limits): The number of stores will be increased from 25 to 30.
(used to express removal or separation, as in space, time, or order): two miles from shore; 30 minutes from now; from one page to the next.
(used to express discrimination or distinction): to be excluded from membership; to differ from one's father.
(used to indicate source or origin): to come from the Midwest; to take a pencil from one's pocket.
(used to indicate agent or instrumentality): death from starvation.
(used to indicate cause or reason): From the evidence, he must be guilty.

before 950; Middle English; Old English, variant of fram from (preposition), forward (adv.); cognate with Gothic fram, Old Norse frā (see fro), fram (adv.) Unabridged
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from (frɒm, (unstressed) frəm)
1.  used to indicate the original location, situation, etc: from Paris to Rome; from behind the bushes; from childhood to adulthood
2.  in a period of time starting at: he lived from 1910 to 1970
3.  used to indicate the distance between two things or places: a hundred miles from here
4.  used to indicate a lower amount: from five to fifty pounds
5.  showing the model of: painted from life
6.  used with the gerund to mark prohibition, restraint, etc: nothing prevents him from leaving
7.  because of: exhausted from his walk
[Old English fram; related to Old Norse frā, Old Saxon, Old High German, Gothic fram from, Greek promos foremost]

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Word Origin & History

O.E. fram, originally "forward movement, advancement," evolving into sense of "movement away," from P.Gmc. *fr- (cf. Goth. fram "from, away," O.N. fra "from," fram "forward"), corresponding to PIE *pr- (see pro).
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Abbreviations & Acronyms
  1. full range of motion

  2. full range of movement

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