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adverb formal thus pronunciation in American English /ðʌs/
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Thus can be used in the following ways:
as a way of showing how a sentence or clause is related to what has already been said: No decision had been made, and thus the situation remained unclear.
as an ordinary adverb: The merchants began to import corn, thus forcing farmers to cut their prices.
  1. 1
    as a result of the fact that you have just mentioned
    Fewer pupils will attend the schools, and they will thus need fewer teachers.
    Someone had removed all the evidence. Thus, it was now impossible for the police to continue their investigation.
  2. 2
    in the way that has been mentioned, or by the method that has been mentioned
    The oil producers will raise prices, thus increasing their profits.



a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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