adverb 1. (usu. according to) — as stated by or in • the outlook for investors is not bright, according to financial experts.
2. in a manner corresponding or conforming to • cook the rice according to the instructions.
3. in proportion or relation to • salary will be fixed according to experience.
4. ( according as) —
‹formal› depending on whether.
• the distribution of his property differed widely according as it was real or personal estate.