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according to

preposition
 
 
/əˈkɔːdɪŋtuː/
SAID BY B1 as said by someone or shown by something: According to Susie, he didn't even have a girlfriend. According to our records, she was absent last Friday.Quoting and making references
BASED ON B2 based on a particular system or plan: Children are allocated to schools according to the area in which they live.Being based on or depending on something
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