in other words
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- (conjunctive, idiomatic) Stated or interpreted another way; Used to introduce an explanation, simplification, or clarification.
- He has another appointment on Thursday. In other words, I don't think he'll be attending your gathering.
- 2021 February 9, Christina Newland, “Is Tom Hanks part of a dying breed of genuine movie stars?”, in BBC:
- Hanks is known as being an avid reader of history and biography, and seems to seek out stories which offer a certain optimism and humanism. In other words, he plays – fundamentally – good people.
- (introducing an explanation etc): to put it another way, put differently, that is to say, i.e.; see also Thesaurus:in other words
stated or interpreted another way