Pronunciation: (&thslash;us), [key]
1. in the way just indicated; in this way: Stated thus, the problem seems trivial.
2. in such or the following manner; so: Thus it came to pass.
3. accordingly; consequently: It is late, and thus you must go.
4. to this extent or degree: thus far.
5. as an example; for instance.
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