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English definition of “according to”

according to

preposition (FOLLOWING)   /əˈkɔr·dɪŋ ˌtu, -ˌtʊ, -tə/
in a way that agrees with; by: The teacher sorted the exams according to grade, with the A’s on top and the F’s on the bottom.
(Definition of according to preposition (FOLLOWING) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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