by definition

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Adverb[edit]

by definition (not comparable)

  1. According to, or as a matter of, definition.
    This property holds for all polygons; and since, by definition, all triangles are polygons, it holds for all triangles.
  2. Necessarily; always; certainly.
    Almost by definition, a conversation requires both parties to accept each other's viewpoints to some extent.