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preposition1. – as determined by or in relation to.

Sentence – The force exerted by the pilot on the control column will vary according to a number of factors.

2. – as written or said by somebody else.

Sentence – According to the copilot, engine vibration was detected in engine number one.

3. – in agreement with something, e.g. instructions, etc.

Sentence – According to instructions, exactly as said in the instructions, according to requirements as required

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