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according to

  
1    commensurate with, in proportion, in relation  
2    as believed by, as maintained by, as stated by, in the light of, on the authority of, on the report of  
3    after, after the manner of, consistent with, in accordance with, in compliance with, in conformity with, in harmony with, in keeping with, in line with, in obedience to, in step with, in the manner of, obedient to  
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according to

  
1    If someone says that something is true according to a particular person, book, or other source of information, they are indicating where they got their information.  
according to      prep-phrase  
Philip stayed at the hotel, according to Mr Hemming..., He and his father, according to local gossip, haven't been in touch for years.     
2    If something is done according to a particular set of principles, these principles are used as a basis for the way it is done.  
according to      prep-phrase  
They both played the game according to the rules...     
3    If something varies according to a changing factor, it varies in a way that is determined by this factor.  
according to      prep-phrase  
Prices vary according to the quantity ordered...     
4    If something happens according to plan, it happens in exactly the way that it was intended to happen.  
according to plan      phrase   usu PHR after v  
If all goes according to plan, the first concert will be Tuesday evening.     

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exp.
manufactured according to fair trade principles: équitablement fabriqué?
exp.
acronym of As Far As I Know, from the best of my knowledge, according to the information that I have
n.
rules concerning what people are owed to or allowed of, according to ethical principles of freedom and applied in society
n.
sigle of "Air Launched Cruise Missile" that can find his target electronically by his own means at a long distance according to a memorized map of the landscape he has to pass over
can also be launched from the soil or the sea. they can be reprogrammed or destroyed during the fly by the "sender"

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