inasmuch as

in·​as·​much as | \ ˌi-nəz-ˈmə-chəz How to pronounce inasmuch as (audio) , -ˈməch-ˌaz \

Definition of inasmuch as

1 : in the degree that : insofar as
2 : in view of the fact that : since

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the economic forecast for the coming decade looks promising, inasmuch as we can predict that far in advance you should not use that source, inasmuch as it is badly out-of-date

First Known Use of inasmuch as

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of inasmuch as was in the 14th century

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“Inasmuch as.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of inasmuch as

formal used to introduce a statement that explains, limits, or gives more specific information about what you have just said

inasmuch as

in·​as·​much as | \ ˌi-nəz-ˈmə-chəz How to pronounce inasmuch as (audio) \

Kids Definition of inasmuch as

: considering that : because We're lucky inasmuch as no one was hurt.

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