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according to 根据…所说;按照

according to 根据

according to
根据

according to [ə'kɔ:diŋ] ad. 按照,根据

according to a.按照,根据

按劳分配 distribution according to one's performance

按资排辈 to assign priority according to seniority

改制上市
An enterprise is re-organized according to modern corporate system so that it will get listed on the stock market.

各尽所能 let each person do his best; from each according to his ability

农产品的统购派购 unified purchasing of farm produce by the state according to fixed quotes

三来一补企业 "the enterprises that process raw materials on clients' demands, assemble parts for the clients and process according to the clients' samples; or engage in compensation trade."

依法治国 manage state affairs according to law; run state affairs according to law

因材施教 teach students according to their aptitude

Price according to season and size of flat.
价格按季节和公寓大小而定。

因材施教 teach students according to their aptitude

谨同函奉上以George Bury公司为付款人、面额500美元见票后60日付款的第一联汇票一张, 请办理手续取款后, 记我的贷方帐户为荷。
Enclosed you will receive first of exchange for $500 at sixty days' sight, on George Bury &Co., with which you will please to do the needful, and credit my account accordingly.

According to a recent survey, four million people die each year from diseases linked to smoking.
依照最近的一项调查,每年有4,000,000人死于与吸烟有关的疾病。

According to a recent survey, a growing number of people express a strong desire to take another job or spend more time on their job in order to get more money to support their family.
根据最近的一项调查,越来越多的人表达了想从事另外的工作或加班以赚取更多的钱来补贴家用的强烈愿望。

according to existing law 根据现行法律

according to stock exchange practice 按照证券交易惯例

distribution according to labour 按劳分配

distribution according to needs 按需分配

The child has no understanding problems according to the doctor.
据医生说,那小孩没有理解能力方面的问题。

History books are usually written in narrative style, describing political and social changes according to time order.
历史书通常以叙述体来写,根据时间顺序叙述政治和社会的变迁。

Potatoes are graded according to size and quality.
土豆是按照大小和质量分等级的。

They asked him to leave the company, and accordingly he stopped working there.
他们要求他离开公司, 因此他已不再在那儿干了。

She was angry and accordingly refused to attend the meeting.
她很生气,因此拒绝参加会议。

According to the consumer price index, the price of food doubled between 1960 and 1975.
从消费价格指数来看,1960至1975年间食品价格翻了一番。

According to this theory, it is not the quality of the sensory nerve impulses that determines the diverse conscious sensations they produce, but rather the different areas of the brain into which they discharge , and there is some evidence for this view.
根据这一理论,不是由感觉神经脉冲的质量来决定他们产生的各种神经感觉的,而是由他们被发射到大脑的哪一部位来决定的,对这一观点是有证据的。

According to our records, the books you have borrowed should now be returned to the library.
根据我们的记录,你借的书现在应该还给图书馆了。

According to these figures, our company is doing well.
从这些数字来看,我们的公司经营得不错。

According to your contract, you get 15 days' paid holiday a year.
根据你的合同,你每年有十五天的带薪假期。

According to the Bible, we can expect to live for three score years and ten.
根据圣经的说法,我们可以活到七十岁。

According to the regulations, sir, you'll have to reimburse the bank for the amount paid.
根据规定,先生,您应该补偿银行付的那笔款了。

We can offer a discount in progressive stages according to the size of the order.
根据订购数量的大小,我们可提供累进的折扣。

You can stay assured that shipment will be effected according to the contract stipulation.
你尽管放心,我们将按合同规定如期装船。

We'll pack the goods according to your instruction.
我们将按你方的要求进行包装。

Answer a fool according to his folly.
以其人之道,还治其人之身。

Cut the coat according to the cloth.
量布裁衣。
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Judge not according to the appearance.
不要以貌取人。

According to information received from...
根据从...得到消息, ..

According to our records/the information we hae obtained...
根据我方记载/根据我方已得到的信息...


In the Olympics, the races have different names according to their distances, e.g. the one hundred metres; the four hundred metres. Above 800 metres, you can describe the races as long distance races, e.g. the five thousand metres.
在奥运会比赛中,赛跑按照距离长短的不同有不同的名称,例如:one hundred metres / 一百米赛跑 ; the four hundred metres /四百米赛跑。 八百米以上的赛跑可以称作 long distance races /长跑, 例如 the five thousand metres /五千米赛跑。


In the Olympics, the races have different names according to their distances, eg: the one hundred metres / the one hundred metres ; the four hundred metres / the four hundred metres. Above 800 metres, you can describe the races as long distance races / long distance races, eg: the five thousand metres / the five thousand metres.
在奥运会上,按照距离的不同赛跑有不同的名称。例如one hundred metres /100米跑:the four hundred metres /400米跑。800米以上的赛跑,可以称为long distance races /长跑比赛,例如the five thousand metres /5000米比赛。

The human species, according to the best theory I can form of it, is composed of two distinct races, the man who borrows, and the man who lends.
Charles Lamb, British essayist
按照我所能归纳的最好理论,人类是由两个截然不同的种族构成的,即借方与出借方。
英国散文家兰姆,C.

according to 根据,依照,据。。。。。所载、

@@@ 按照, 根据
according to 根据, 依照; 据...所载
act on/upon 按照...行事; 对...起作用
as far as I know/as far as anyone knows 据我所知; 众所周知
as far as I'm concerned 依我看
as such 照此; 以这种资格/身份, 理应...
as usual 像往常一样, 照常
contrast with 和...形成对照, 对比
door-to-door 挨家挨户地, 按户送地
go by 1.走过; (时间)逝去, 过去
2.依...做, 按...判断
in one's opinion 依某人的看法
live up to 按照...行事; 符合; 不辜负(期望等)
on schedule 按照预定时间, 准时
on the strength of sth. 基于..., 根据...
refer to 谈到; 关系到; 参照
rest on 依赖, 依据
scale up 按比例增加, 相应提高

Accordingly, we have to ask you to extend your offer 3 days.
因此我们不得不请求你将报盘延期三天。

Prices are fixed according to their quality, aren't they?
价格按质量的好坏而定,对吗?

You know we sell our tea according to our samples.
你们知道我们是凭销售货样销售茶叶的。

Claim on delayed shipment is that sellers fail to make the delivery according to time schedule.
延期索赔是对卖方没有按时装运货物而提出的索赔。

I'm sure that shipment will be effected according to the contract stipulation.
我保证我们能按合同规定如期装船。

May I ask what exactly insurance covers according to your usual C.I.F terms?
请问根据你们常用的CIF价格条件,所保的究竟包括哪些险别?

The cover paid for will vary according to the type of goods and the circumstances.
保险费用按照货物类别的具体情况会有所不同。

According to co-insurance clauses, the insured person must pay usually 20 percent of the total expenses covered.
根据共同保险条款,保险人通常必须付全部费用的百分之二十。

The insurance rate for such kink of risk will vary according to the kind.
这类险别的保险费率将根据货物种类而定。

We are sure that you can sell more this year according to the marketing conditions at your end.
根据你地的市场情况,我们确信今年你们有望销得更好。

According to our experience, these handicrafts can find a ready market in Japan.
根据我们的经验,这些手工艺品在日本销路很好。

According to your estimate, what is the maximum annual turnover you could fulfill?
据你估计,你能完成的最大年销售量是多少呢?


According to the power the principal has delegated to a selling agent, the agent may just introduce the potential customer to the principal or actually negotiate and conclude the contract between the two parties. The have the following characteristics:
按照委托人所授予其代理人的权利,销售代理可能只负责向委托人介绍潜在客户或者实际谈判并签订双方间的合同。代理人有以下几个特点:

We always keep an eye on customers’ preference and make our products according to what our customers need, want and like.
我们总是密切注视消费者的喜好,根本消费者需求、喜好,生产我们的产品。

The articles can be made specially according to your own specifications.
我们可以根据你们提供的规格定做产品。

Mr. ……(Ms. ……), who has been showing an excellent ability as our …… representative since ……, has now decided to retire from the service. Accordingly, he (she) will be unauthorized to accept any orders or to collect any account on and
after…….
……先生自……年以来任我公司驻……代表,能力卓越,现已决定退休,自……(日期)起,他(她)已无权接受任何定单或收帐。

按 [àn] /to press (with the hand)/to push/to control/to restrain/to check/pressing down (brush movement in painting)/according to/in the light of/

按劳分配 [àn láo fēn pèi] /distribution according to work /

按理 [àn lǐ] /according to reason/in the ordinary course of events/normally/

按需分配 [àn xū fēn pèi] /distribution according to need/

按照 [àn zhào] /according to/in accordance with/in the light of/on the basis of/

按照法律 [àn zhào fǎ lǜ] /according to the law/

按照计划 [àn zhào jì huà] /according to (the) plan .../

包工 [bāo gōng] /undertake to perform work within a time limit and according to specifications/contract for a job/contractor/

比照 [bǐ zhào] /according to/in the light of/contrast/

根据 [gēn jù] /according to/based on/basis/foundation/

根据上表 [gēn jù shàng biǎo] /according to the above table/

据 [jù] /according to/to act in accordance with/to depend on/to seize/to occupy/

据报导 [jù bào dǎo] /according to (news) reports/

据统计 [jù tǒng jì] /according to statistics/

据悉 [jù xī] /according to reports/it is reported (that)/

路加福音 [lù jiā fú yīn] /Gospel According to Luke/

马可福音 [mǎ kě fú yīn] /Gospel According to Mark/

马太福音 [mǎ tài fú yīn] /Gospel According to Matthew/

随意 [suí yì] /as one wishes/according to one's wishes/

依 [yī] /according to/depend on/near to/

依法 [yī fǎ] /legal (proceedings)/according to law/

依据 [yī jù] /according to/basis/foundation/

依照 [yī zhào] /according to/in light of/

以 [yǐ] /to use/according to/so as to/in order to/by/with/because/abbr. for Israel/

约翰福音 [yuē hàn fú yīn] /Gospel According to John/

照 [zhào] /according to/in accordance with/to shine/to illuminate/to reflect/photograph/

正规 [zhèng guī] /(adj) regular; according to standards/

正经 [zhèng jing ] /(adj) decent; proper/(adj) serious/(adj) according to standards/

Self-doubt has yielded to blind pride.
到如今,对自身的怀疑已被盲目乐观所取代。
"American industry has changed its structure, has gone on a diet, has learnt to be more quick-witted," according to Richard Cavanaugh, executive dean of Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.
“美国的工业已经改变了结构,消除了滞胀,学会了明智”,这是哈佛大学肯尼迪管理学院行政院长理查德·卡佛纳的看法。
"It makes me proud to be an American just to see how our businesses are improving their productivity," says Stephen Moore of the Cato Institute, a think-tank in Washington, D.C.
华盛顿特区的智囊团——卡托研究院的史蒂芬·莫尔说,“看到我们的企业正在提高自身的生产率,作为一个美国人,我感到自豪。”
And William Sahlman of the Harvard Business School believes that people will look back on this period as "a golden age of business management in the United States."
哈佛商学院的威廉·萨尔曼相信人们将会把这一时期视为“美国企业管理的黄金时代”。

If experiments are planned and carried out according to plan as faithfully as the reports in the science journals indicate, then it is perfectly logical for management to expect research to produce results measurable in dollars and cents.
假如科学实验像科学杂志登载的科学报告显示的那样完全按事先的计划去规划和实施,那么,对管理层来说,期待研究能够产生可以用金钱衡量的结果是完全合理的。
It is entirely reasonable for auditors to believe that scientists who know exactly where they are going and how they will get there should not be distracted by the necessity of keeping one eye on the cash register while the other eye is on the microscope.
审计人员也完全有理由相信,确切知道自己的目标并知道如何实现这一目标的科学家们根本没必要用一只眼盯着现金计数器的同时,还要用另一只眼睛盯着显微镜。

Drugs (substances) that affect the central nervous system and alter perception, mood, and behavior are known as psychoactive substances.
影响中枢神经系统、改变感知觉和行为的药物(物质)属于对神经起显著作用的物质,
Psychoactive substances are commonly grouped according to whether they are stimulants, depressants, or hallucinogen.
它们通常分为兴奋剂、镇静剂和幻觉剂。
Stimulants initially speed up or activate the central nervous system, whereas depressants slow it down.
Hallucinogens have their primary effect on perception, distorting and altering it in a variety of ways including producing hallucinations.
兴奋剂主要起到加速或激活中枢神经系统的作用,而镇静剂则相反:减缓它的活动。幻觉剂主要影响人的感知,通过多种方式对感知加以扭曲或改变,其中包括产生幻觉。
These are the substances often called psychedelic (from the Greek word meaning "mind-manifestation") because they seemed to radically alter one's state of consciousness.
这些物质常被认为能“引起幻觉”(psychedelic一词源于希腊语,意为“心灵显现”),因为它们似乎能改变人的意识状态。

At the same time these computers record which hours are busiest and which employees are the most efficient, allowing personnel and staffing assignments to be made accordingly.
同时这些计算机记录哪些时间段是高峰,哪些员工最有效率,进而就能对人员分配进行相应的调整。

{adj: Copernican} according to Copernicus
"in the Copernican system the earth and other planets revolve around the sun"

{adj: according} (followed by `to') as reported or stated by
"according to historians"

{adj: according} (followed by `to') in agreement with or accordant with
"according to instructions"

{adj: allowable} deductible according to the tax laws

{adj: alphabetic, alphabetical} arranged in order according to the alphabet
"an alphabetic arrangement"
"dictionaries list words in alphabetical order"
<-> analphabetic

{adj: becoming, comely, comme il faut, decent, decorous, seemly} according with custom or propriety
"her becoming modesty"
"comely behavior"
"it is not comme il faut for a gentleman to be constantly asking for money"
"a decent burial"
"seemly behavior"

{adj: bourgeois} (according to Marxist thought) being of the property-owning class and exploitive of the working class

{adj: casebook, textbook} according to or characteristic of a casebook or textbook; typical
"a casebook schizophrenic"
"a textbook example"

{adj: certifiable, certified} fit to be certified as insane (and treated accordingly)

{adj: chronological} relating to or arranged according to temporal order
"chronological age"

{adj: contrapuntal} relating to or characteristic of or according to the rules of counterpoint
"contrapuntal base"

{adj: custom-made, customized, custom, customised} made according to the specifications of an individual
<-> ready-made

{adj: cut-and-dried, cut-and-dry} according to ordinary expectations

{adj: de jure} by right; according to law
"de jure recognition of the new government"
<-> de facto

{adj: discretionary, discretional} having or using the ability to act or decide according to your own discretion or judgment
"The commission has discretionary power to award extra funds"

{adj: entitled} qualified for by right according to law
"we are all entitled to equal protection under the law"

{adj: formulated} devised; developed according to an orderly plan
"he had well formulated opinions on schooling"

{adj: hierarchical, hierarchal, hierarchic} classified according to various criteria into successive levels or layers
"it has been said that only a hierarchical society with a leisure class at the top can produce works of art"
"in her hierarchical set of values honesty comes first"
<-> nonhierarchical

{adj: laid, set} set down according to a plan:"a carefully laid table with places set for four people"
"stones laid in a pattern"

{adj: lawful, orderly, rule-governed} according to custom or rule or natural law

{adj: on time, prompt} according to schedule or without delay
"they were always on time"
"a prompt reply"

{adj: ordered} having a systematic arrangement; especially having elements succeeding in order according to rule
"an ordered sequence"
<-> disordered

{adj: pareve, parve} containing no meat or milk (or their derivatives) and thus eatable with both meat and dairy dishes according to the dietary laws of Judaism
"pareve margarine"
"parvebread"

{adj: permissible, allowable} that may be permitted especially as according to rule
"permissible behavior in school"
"a permissible tax deduction"
<-> impermissible

{adj: physical} according with material things or natural laws (other than those peculiar to living matter)
"a reflex response to physical stimuli"

{adj: planned} designed or carried out according to a plan
"the planned outlays for new equipment"
<-> unplanned

{adj: pledged, sworn} bound by or as if by an oath
"according to an early tradition became his sworn brother"
"sworn enemies"

{adj: providential} relating to or characteristic of providence
"assumption that nature operates only according to a providential plan"- M.R.Cohen

{adj: regulated} controlled or governed according to rule or principle or law
"well regulated industries"
"houses with regulated temperature"
<-> unregulated

{adj: regulation} prescribed by or according to regulation
"regulation army equipment"

{adj: regulative, regulatory} restricting according to rules or principles
"a regulatory gene"

{adj: retributive, retributory, vindicatory} given or inflicted in requital according to merits or deserts
"retributive justice"

{adj: separate} separated according to race, sex, class, or religion
"separate but equal"
"girls and boys in separate classes"

{adj: sorted} arranged according to size

{adj: supernatural} not existing in nature or subject to explanation according to natural laws; not physical or material
"supernatural forces and occurrences and beings"
<-> natural

{adj: symptomatic} relating to or according to or affecting a symptom or symptoms
"symptomatic relief"
"symptomatic treatment"
"a symptomatic classification of diseases"

{adj: technical, technological} of or relating to a practical subject that is organized according to scientific principles
"technical college"
"technological development"

{adj: totalitarian, totalistic} of or relating to the principles of totalitarianism according to which the state regulates every realm of life
"totalitarian theory and practice"
"operating in a totalistic fashion"

{adj: trigonometric} of or relating to or according to the principles of trigonometry
"trigonometric function"

{adj: unconstitutional} not consistent with or according to a constitution; contrary to the U.S. Constitution
<-> constitutional

{adj: undemocratic} not in agreement with or according to democratic doctrine or practice or ideals
"the union broke with its past undemocratic procedures"
<-> democratic

{adj: unsorted} not arranged according to size

{adj: unsystematized, unsystematised} not done according to a system
"works in an unsystematized manner"
"unsystematized and fragmentary records"

{adj: weighted} adjusted to reflect value or proportion
"votes weighted according to the size of constituencies"
"a law weighted in favor of landlords"
"a weighted average"


{adv: allegedly} according to what has been alleged
"he was on trial for allegedly murdering his wife"

{adv: artificially, unnaturally, by artificial means} not according to nature; not by natural means
"artificially induced conditions"
<-> naturally


{adv: as needed, as required, pro re nata, PRN} according to need (physicians use PRN in writing prescriptions)
"add water as needed"


{adv: casually} not methodically or according to plan
"he dealt with his course work casually"


{adv: centrally} in or near or toward a center or according to a central role or function
"The theater is centrally located"
<-> peripherally


{adv: circumstantially} according to circumstances
"he was convicted circumstantially"

{adv: consequently, accordingly} (sentence connectors) because of the reason given
"consequently, he didn't do it"
"continued to have severe headaches and accordingly returned to the doctor"


{adv: constitutionally} according to the constitution
"this was constitutionally ruled out"
<-> unconstitutionally


{adv: customarily} by custom; according to common practice
"children are customarily expected to be seen but not heard"


{adv: differentially} in a differential manner
"Hubel and Wiesel have found cells that respond differentially according to the direction in which a stimulus is moved across the retina"


{adv: ethically} in an ethical manner; from an ethical point of view; according to ethics
"he behaved ethically"
"this is ethically unacceptable"
<-> unethically


{adv: habitually} according to habit or custom
"her habitually severe expression"
"he habitually keeps his office door closed"


{adv: high-mindedly} in a high-minded manner
"he talks high-mindedly, but we don't know whether he acts according to his principles"


{adv: logically} according to logical reasoning
"logically, you should now do the same to him"

{adv: naturally} according to nature; by natural means; without artificial help
"naturally grown flowers"
<-> artificially


{adv: o'clock} according to the clock
"it's three o'clock in Tokyo now"


{adv: peripherally} in or at or near a periphery or according to a peripheral role or function or relationship
<-> centrally


{adv: reportedly} according to reports or other information
"she was reportedly his mistress for many years"

{adv: reputedly} by repute; according to general belief
"fish with reputedly poisonous flesh"


{adv: routinely, habitually} according to routine or established practice
"he routinely parked in a no-parking zone"


{adv: statutorily} according to statute
"placed statutorily under the council's supervision"


{adv: theoretically, on paper, in theory} according to the assumed facts
"on paper the candidate seems promising"


{adv: traditionally} according to tradition; in a traditional manner
"traditionally, we eat fried foods on Hanukah"

{adv: unscientifically} in an unscientific way; not according to the principles of science
"they proceeded unscientifically when they dissected the mummy"

{n: Abraham, Ibrahim} the first of the Old Testament patriarchs and the father of Isaac; according to Genesis, God promised to give Abraham's family (the Hebrews) the land of Canaan (the Promised Land); God tested Abraham by asking him to sacrifice his son
"Judaism, Christianity, and Islam each has a special claim on Abraham"

{n: Ahab} according to the Old Testament he was a pagan king of Israel and husband of Jezebel (9th century BC)

{n: Aryan} (according to Nazi doctrine) a Caucasian person of Nordic descent (and not a Jew)

{n: Atlantis} according to legend, an island in the Atlantic Ocean that Plato said was swallowed by an earthquake

{n: Belshazzar} (Old Testament) Babylonian general and son of Nebuchadnezzar II; according to the Old Testament he was warned of his doom by divine handwriting on the wall that was interpreted by Daniel (6th century BC)

{n: Camelot} (Arthurian legend) the capital of King Arthur's kingdom; according to the legend, truth and goodness and beauty reigned there

{n: Colchis} (Greek mythology) a region on the Black Sea south of the Caucasus that was the site of an ancient country where (according to Greek mythology) Jason sought the Golden Fleece

{n: Communist Manifesto} a socialist manifesto written by Marx and Engels (1842) describing the history of the working-class movement according to their views

{n: Damocles} the Greek courtier to Dionysius the Elder who (according to legend) was condemned to sit under a naked sword that was suspended by a hair in order to demonstrate to him that being a king was not the happy state Damocles had said it was (4th century BC)

{n: Damon and Pythias} (Greek mythology) according to a Greek legend: when Pythias was sentenced to be executed Damon took his place to allow Pythias to get his affairs in order; when Pythias returned in time to save Damon the king was so impressed that he let them both live

{n: Dimash, Damascus, capital of Syria} an ancient city (widely regarded as the world's oldest) and present capital and largest city of Syria; according to the New Testament, the Apostle Paul (then known as Saul) underwent a dramatic conversion on the road to Damascus

{n: Freudian slip} a slip-up that (according to Sigmund Freud) results from the operation of unconscious wishes or conflicts and can reveal unconscious processes in normal healthy individuals

{n: Godiva, Lady Godiva} according to legend she rode naked through Coventry in order to persuade her husband not to tax the townspeople so heavily; the only person to look at her as she rode by was a man named Tom and Peeping Tom has become a synonym for voyeur (circa 1040-1080)

{n: Gondwanaland} a hypothetical continent that (according to plate tectonic theory) broke up later into India and Australia and Africa and South America and Antarctica

{n: Herod, Herod the Great} king of Judea who (according to the New Testament) tried to kill Jesus by ordering the death of all children under age two in Bethlehem (73-4 BC)

{n: Iseult, Isolde} (Middle Ages) the bride of the king of Cornwall who (according to legend) fell in love with the king's nephew (Tristan) after they mistakenly drank a love potion that left them eternally in love with each other

{n: Jezebel} wife of Ahab who was king of Israel; according to the Old Testament she was a cruel immoral queen who fostered the worship of Baal and tried to kill Elijah and other prophets of Israel (9th century BC)

{n: John, Gospel According to John} the last of the four Gospels in the New Testament

{n: Judgment Day, Judgement Day, Day of Judgment, Day of Judgement, Doomsday, Last Judgment, Last Judgement, Last Day, day of reckoning, doomsday, crack of doom, end of the world} (New Testament) day of the Last Judgment when God will decree the fates of all men according to the good and evil of their earthly lives

{n: Lancelot, Sir Lancelot} (Arthurian legend) one of the knights of the Round Table; friend of King Arthur until (according to some versions of the legend) he became the lover of Arthur's wife Guinevere

{n: Laurasia} a hypothetical continent that (according to plate tectonic theory) broke up later into North America and Europe and Asia

{n: Luke, Gospel of Luke, Gospel According to Luke} one of the four Gospels in the New Testament; contains details of Jesus's birth and early life

{n: Mahdi} (Islam) a messianic leader who (according to popular Muslim belief) will appear before the end of the world and restore justice and religion

{n: Mark, Gospel According to Mark} the shortest of the four Gospels in the New Testament

{n: Matthew, Gospel According to Matthew} one of the Gospels in the New Testament; includes the Sermon on the Mount

{n: Mohammed, Mohammad, Muhammad, Mahomet, Mahound} the Arab prophet who, according to Islam, was the last messenger of Allah (570-632)

{n: Monopoly} a board game in which players try to gain a monopoly on real estate as pieces advance around the board according to the throw of a die

{n: Mount Carmel} a mountain range in northwestern Israel near the Mediterranean coast
"according to the Old Testament, Elijah defeated the priests of Baal at Mount Carmel"

{n: Nazarene, Ebionite} a member of a group of Jews who (during the early history of the Christian Church) accepted Jesus as the Messiah; they accepted the Gospel According to Matthew but rejected the Epistles of St. Paul and continued to follow Jewish law and celebrate Jewish holidays; they were later declared heretic by the Church of Rome

{n: Parnassus, Mount Parnassus, Liakoura} (Greek mythology) a mountain in central Greece where (according to Greek mythology) the Muses lived; known as the mythological home of music and poetry
"Liakoura is the modern name of Mount Parnassus"

{n: Phintias, Pythias} friend of Damon; Phintias (according to legend) was condemned to death by Dionysius the Elder and asked a respite to put his affairs in order; Damon pledged his life for the return of his friend; when Phintias returned in time the tyrant released them both (4th century BC)

{n: Pillars of Hercules} the two promontories at the eastern end of the Strait of Gibraltar; according to legend they were formed by Hercules

{n: Tarquin, Tarquin the Proud, Tarquinius, Tarquinius Superbus, Lucius Tarquinius Superbus} according to legend, the seventh and last Etruscan king of Rome who was expelled for his cruelty (reigned from 534 to 510 BC)

{n: Tell, William Tell} a Swiss patriot who lived in the early 14th century and who was renowned for his skill as an archer; according to legend an Austrian governor compelled him to shoot an apple from his son's head with his crossbow (which he did successfully without mishap)

{n: Tristan, Tristram} (Middle Ages) the nephew of the king of Cornwall who (according to legend) fell in love with his uncle's bride (Iseult) after they mistakenly drank a love potion that left them eternally in love with each other

{n: Wise Men, Magi} (New Testament) the sages who visited Jesus and Mary and Joseph shortly after Jesus was born; the Gospel According to Matthew says they were guided by a star and brought gifts of gold and frankincense and myrrh; because there were three gifts it is usually assumed that there were three of them

{n: allotment, apportionment, apportioning, allocation, parceling, parcelling, assignation} the act of distributing by allotting or apportioning; distribution according to a plan
"the apportionment of seats in the House of Representatives is based on the relative population of each state"

{n: almanac, farmer's calendar} an annual publication including weather forecasts and other miscellaneous information arranged according to the calendar of a given year

{n: almanac} an annual publication containing tabular information in a particular field or fields arranged according to the calendar of a given year

{n: automatic transmission, automatic drive} a transmission that automatically changes the gears according to the speed of the car

{n: backgammon} a board game for two players; pieces move according to throws of the dice

{n: breach of warranty} a breach that occurs when an item is deficient according to the terms of a warranty

{n: calendar year, civil year} the year (reckoned from January 1 to December 31) according to Gregorian calendar

{n: carbohydrate, saccharide, sugar} an essential structural component of living cells and source of energy for animals; includes simple sugars with small molecules as well as macromolecular substances; are classified according to the number of monosaccharide groups they contain

{n: caste} (Hinduism) a hereditary social class among Hindus; stratified according to ritual purity

{n: cataloger, cataloguer} a librarian who classifies publication according to a categorial system

{n: celestial navigation, astronavigation} navigating according to the positions of the stars

{n: chess, chess game} a board game for two players who move their 16 pieces according to specific rules; the object is to checkmate the opponent's king

{n: circumstances} the state (usually personal) with regard to wealth
"each person was helped according to his circumstances"

{n: class list, honours list} a list issued by examiners that categorizes students according to the class of honours they achieved in their degree examinations

{n: climatic zone} any of the geographical zones loosely divided according to prevailing climate and latitude

{n: clockwork universe} the view that the universe resembles a clock built by God and ticking along according to Newtonian mechanics

{n: combination in restraint of trade} (law) any monopoly or contract or combination or conspiracy intended to restrain commerce (which are illegal according to antitrust laws of the United States)

{n: conformity, conformation, compliance, abidance} acting according to certain accepted standards
"their financial statements are in conformity with generally accepted accounting practices"
<-> noncompliance, nonconformity

{n: constitutionalism} advocacy of a system of government according to constitutional principles

{n: cross-classification, cross-division} classification according to more than one attribute at the same time
"the cross-classification of cases was done by age and sex"

{n: date} the particular day, month, or year (usually according to the Gregorian calendar) that an event occurred
"he tried to memorizes all the dates for his history class"

{n: depersonalization, depersonalisation, reification} representing a human being as a physical thing deprived of personal qualities or individuality
"according to Marx, treating labor as a commodity exemplified the reification of the individual"

{n: dispatcher} employee of a transportation company who controls the departures of vehicles according to weather conditions and in the interest of efficient service

{n: distribution law} (chemistry) the total energy in an assembly of molecules is not distributed equally but is distributed around an average value according to a statistical distribution

{n: due process, due process of law} (law) the administration of justice according to established rules and principles; based on the principle that a person cannot be deprived of life or liberty or property without appropriate legal procedures and safeguards

{n: eclectic, eclecticist} someone who selects according to the eclectic method

{n: electromotive series, electromotive force series, electrochemical series} a serial arrangement of metallic elements or ions according to their electrode potentials determined under specified conditions; the order shows the tendency of one metal to reduce the ions of any other metal below it in the series

{n: energy level, energy state} a definite stable energy that a physical system can have; used especially of the state of electrons in atoms or molecules
"according to quantum theory only certain energy levels are possible"

{n: format, formatting, data format, data formatting} the organization of information according to preset specifications (usually for computer processing)

{n: formulation, preparation} a substance prepared according to a formula

{n: good will, goodwill} (accounting) an intangible asset valued according to the advantage or reputation a business has acquired (over and above its tangible assets)

{n: hackwork} professional work done according to formula

{n: halal} (Islam) meat from animals that have been slaughtered in the prescribed way according to the shariah

{n: hiring hall} a union-operated placement office where jobs are allotted to applicants according to seniority or rotation

{n: homunculus} a tiny fully formed individual that (according to the discredited theory of preformation) is supposed to be present in the sperm cell

{n: jabberwocky} nonsensical language (according to Lewis Carroll)

{n: jury} a body of citizens sworn to give a true verdict according to the evidence presented in a court of law

{n: lawcourt} room in which justice is administered according to the laws

{n: linage, lineage} a rate of payment for written material that is measured according to the number of lines submitted

{n: ludo} a simple board game in which players move counters according to the throw of dice

{n: mailsorter} a sorter for sorting mail according to the address

{n: mass-energy equivalence} (physics) the principle that a measured quantity of mass is equivalent (according to relativity theory) to a measured quantity of energy

{n: measurement, measuring, measure, mensuration} the act or process of assigning numbers to phenomena according to a rule
"the measurements were carefully done"
"his mental measurings proved remarkably accurate"

{n: modulation} the act of modifying or adjusting according to due measure and proportion (as with regard to artistic effect)

{n: nomad} a member of a people who have no permanent home but move about according to the seasons

{n: periodic table} a tabular arrangement of the chemical elements according to atomic number as based on the periodic law

{n: pestilence, canker} a pernicious and malign influence that is hard to get rid of
"racism is a pestilence at the heart of the nation"
"according to him, I was the canker in their midst"

{n: phoenix} a legendary Arabian bird said to periodically burn itself to death and emerge from the ashes as a new phoenix; according to most versions only one phoenix lived at a time and it renewed itself every 500 years

{n: piecework} work paid for according to the quantity produced

{n: point system} a system of evaluation based on awarding points according to rules

{n: quantum} (physics) the smallest discrete quantity of some physical property that a system can possess (according to quantum theory)

{n: rank order} an arrangement according to rank

{n: rating system, scoring system} a system of classifying according to quality or merit or amount

{n: rationalization, rationalisation} the organization of a business according to scientific principles of management in order to increase efficiency

{n: regulation, regulating} the act of controlling or directing according to rule
"fiscal regulations are in the hands of politicians"

{n: relation, telling, recounting} an act of narration
"he was the hero according to his own relation"
"his endless recounting of the incident eventually became unbearable"

{n: rock} (figurative) someone who is strong and stable and dependable
"he was her rock during the crisis"
"Thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church"--Gospel According to Matthew

{n: scale, musical scale} (music) a series of notes differing in pitch according to a specific scheme (usually within an octave)

{n: scaling} act of measuring or arranging or adjusting according to a scale

{n: schedule feeding} feeding a baby or animal according to a fixed schedule (e.g., every 4 hours)

{n: smarta} one of a group of brahmans who uphold nonsectarian orthodoxy according to the Vedanta school of Hinduism

{n: sort, sorting} an operation that segregates items into groups according to a specified criterion
"the bottleneck in mail delivery it the process of sorting"

{n: spelling} forming words with letters according to the principles underlying accepted usage

{n: statement} a message that is stated or declared; a communication (oral or written) setting forth particulars or facts etc
"according to his statement he was in London on that day"

{n: supersymmetry} (physics) a theory that tries to link the four fundamental forces
"according to supersymmetry each force emerged separately during the big bang"

{n: systematization, systematisation, rationalization, rationalisation} systematic organization; the act of organizing something according to a system or a rationale

{n: tabula rasa} a young mind not yet affected by experience (according to John Locke)

{n: taxonomy} practice of classifying plants and animals according to their presumed natural relationships

{n: testimony} an assertion offering firsthand authentication of a fact
"according to his own testimony he can't do it"

{n: theological virtue, supernatural virtue} according to Christian ethics: one of the three virtues (faith and hope and charity) created by God to round out the natural virtues


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