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EtymologyEdit

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

AdverbEdit

pro tanto (not comparable)

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