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

  • prep. As stated or indicated by; on the authority of: according to historians.
  • prep. In keeping with: according to instructions.
  • prep. As determined by: a list arranged according to the alphabet.

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  • prep. Based on what is said or stated by; on the authority of.
  • prep. In a manner conforming or corresponding to; in proportion
  • prep. Depending on.


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  • Also, under Islamic, or Sharia, laws in Pakistan, homosexual acts are punishable by whipping, imprisonment or death, according to the U.N.Hoagland, the deputy ambassador, said during the meeting that the U.S. would support LGBT rights in Pakistan.

    Pakistani Muslims condemn U.S. gay rights meeting

  • That leaves 362 proposed, facing a future deadline or having missed due dates for completion, according to the law firm Davis Polk.

    GOP uses budget, other tools to weaken financial overhaul

  • Some other conclusions, according to Radian6:• News of the raid on Osama bin Laden caused the single biggest spike in sustained conversation in Twitter history.

    Obama to connect via Twitter forum

  • The House Financial Services panel alone has held more than a dozen hearings on the law, in part to underscore to administration witnesses that some provisions — like forcing banks to hold back capital as a hedge against losses — will hurt business, according to the committee's chairman, Rep. Spencer Bachus, R-Ala.

    GOP uses budget, other tools to weaken financial overhaul

  • His formal position in the hierarchy was kind of nebulous, but according to those with more than a passing interest in organized crime, Al Z was the head of the New England operation in everything but name.

    The Killing Kind

  • Now, according to Charon's report, he went no farther north than Waterville during his inquiries.

    The Killing Kind

  • Nearly half of the states cut provider payments in the fiscal year that ended in June, according to the National Association of State Budget Officers.

    Medicaid payments go under the knife

  • Speaking of romance, according to the Internet Movie Database, Ilan Mitchell-Smith, the actor who played Wyatt, left acting for good in the early nineties to pursue an academic career in medieval studies.

    Dont You Forget About Me

  • Baker, according to most authorities, although it clearly has roots in an older Mexican card game called conquian, which was played in the nineteenth century.

    One of a Kind

  • This patient information literature notes that according to a 2001 AARDA survey, “over 45 percent of patients with autoimmune diseases have been labeled chronic complainers in the earliest stages of their illness.”

    The Autoimmune Epidemic


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