- Precisely as; the same as; corresponding to the way in which. (Now often expressing accordance with two or more alternatives.) [from 16th c.]
- 1591, William Shakespeare, “The Second Part of Henry the Sixt, […]”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, [Act III, scene ii]:
- Is all things well, According as I gave directions?
- 1611, The Holy Bible, […] (King James Version), London: […] Robert Barker, […], OCLC 964384981, Exodus 12:25:
- The land which the Lord will give you according as he hath promised.
- 1946, Bertrand Russell, History of Western Philosophy, I.20:
- Ethical theories may be divided into two classes, according as they regard virtue as an end or a means.
- 1965, Lotfi A. Zadeh, Fuzzy Sets
- When A is a set in the ordinary sense of the term, its membership function can take on only two values 0 and 1, with fA(x) = 1 or 0 according as x does or does not belong to A.
- To the proportion or degree that.
- Depending on whether.