in other words

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used to introduce a statement that repeats what has been said in a different and usually a simpler or more exact way"She said the movie was a bit predictable." "In other words, she didn't like it."

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“In other words.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/in%20other%20words. Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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