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thus

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adverb thəs\

Simple Definition of thus

  • : in this way or manner : like this

  • : by so doing

  • : because of this

Full Definition of thus

  1. 1 :  in this or that manner or way <described it thus>

  2. 2 :  to this degree or extent :  so <thus far>

  3. 3 :  because of this or that :  hence, consequently

  4. 4 :  as an example

Examples of thus

  1. The judge expressed it thus: Our obligation is to discover the truth.

  2. This detergent is highly concentrated and thus you will need to dilute it.



Origin of thus

Middle English, from Old English; akin to Old Saxon thus thus


First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with thus



THUS Defined for Kids

thus

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adverb thəs\

Definition of thus

  1. 1 :  in this or that way <It was thus that … some of the villagers spoke of Min … — Linda Sue Park, A Single Shard>

  2. 2 :  to this degree or extent :  so <It's a mild winter thus far.>

  3. 3 :  because of this or that :  therefore <He worked hard and thus succeeded.>





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