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Meaning of "according to" in Essential American English Dictionary

according to

preposition   /əˈkɔr·dɪŋ tu/
B1 as said by someone or as shown by something: According to the weather report, it will rain tomorrow.
based on a particular system or plan: Students are put in groups according to their ability.
(Definition of according to from the Websters Essential Mini Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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