- Thereby There*by", adv.
1. By that; by that means; in consequence of that.
2. Annexed to that. ``Thereby hangs a tale.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]
3. Thereabout; -- said of place, number, etc. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]
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thereby — [[t]ðe͟ə(r)ba͟ɪ[/t]] ADV: ADV with cl You use thereby to introduce an important result or consequence of the event or action you have just mentioned. [FORMAL] Our bodies can sweat, thereby losing heat by evaporation... A firm might sometimes sell … English dictionary
thereby */*/ — UK [ðeə(r)ˈbaɪ] / US [ðerˈbaɪ] adverb formal because of, or by means of, what has just been mentioned The diet makes the blood less sticky, thereby helping to prevent heart disease. The aim of the military action was to open the roads to Sarajevo … English dictionary
thereby — adverb Date: before 12th century 1. by that ; by that means < thereby lost her chance to win > 2. connected with or with reference to that < thereby hangs a tale Shakespeare > … New Collegiate Dictionary
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