in other words

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in other words

  1. (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[1]:
      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.

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