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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • conj. Corresponding to the way in which; precisely as.
  • conj. Depending on whether; if.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. precisely as; the same as; corresponding to the way in which.
  • adv. To the proportion or degree that.
  • adv. Depending on whether.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. precisely as; the same as; corresponding to the way in which. According as is an adverbial phrase, of which the propriety has been doubted; but good usage sanctions it. See According, adv.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • agreeably, conformably, or proportionately as.

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