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if

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1 something taken as being true or factual and used as a starting point for a course of action or reasoning
  • your conclusion may turn out to be accurate, but you're postulating a lot of ifs

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2 something upon which the carrying out of an agreement or offer depends
  • there are a number of ifs in the proposal

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The first known use of if was before the 12th century

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if anything

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“If.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/if. Accessed 26 Sep. 2021.

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