according to


    Definition of according to in English Dictionary

  • Preposition
    1. IDI Based on what is said or stated by; on the authority of.
      1. In a manner conforming or corresponding to; in proportion.
        1. Depending on.
        2. More Examples
          1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
            • Several factors appear to have fueled the PBD epidemic: [ … ] ; and diagnostic upcoding in the U.S. health system that rations treatment according to DSM diagnoses [ 14 ].
            • Lord Now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace according to thy promise.
            • Use of the cuckservative hashtag peaked toward the end of last month, when it was used more than 5,000 times in one day, according to data from Topsy, a social media analytics tool .
          2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
            • According to experts, a single line of text should rarely exceed about 50 characters (including letters and all the spaces between words).
            • According to Robert Gimello, 'Buddhists do not ontologise the contents of their mystical experiences.'
            • According to the best MER and macroelectrode stimulation results, the site of implantation of the definitive electrode was chosen.
        • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
          1. Prepositions
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          1. en according to plan
          2. en according to Hoyle
          3. en according to one's understanding
          Source: Wiktionary
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          Meaning of according to for the defined word.

          Grammatically, this idiom "according to" is a preposition.
          Definiteness: Level 8
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