pro tanto

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From pro (meaning "for") + tanto the ablative singular masculine form of tantus (meaning "so great" or "so much").

AdverbEdit

pro tanto

  1. (linguistics) Only to that extent.
    • If 'making explicit' conveys this, then pro tanto it is a bad term. - "How To Do Things With Words" (1962) by JL Austin (OUP paperback edition, 69)
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