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conjunction formal inasmuch as pronunciation in British English /ˌɪnəzˈmʌtʃ æz/
  1. 1
    used for adding a comment that explains or makes clearer what you have just said

    This made my task easier, inasmuch as it was not necessary for me to make further inquiries.

  2. 2
    used for adding a comment that limits what you have just said

    They're rather similar, inasmuch as they are the same size and colour.

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