thereby

[ thair-bahy, thair-bahy ]
/ ˌðɛərˈbaɪ, ˈðɛərˌbaɪ /

adverb

by that; by means of that.
in that connection or relation: Thereby hangs a tale.
by or near that place.
Scot. about that number, quantity, or degree.

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Origin of thereby

before 900; Middle English therby,Old English thǣrbī.See there, by1
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British Dictionary definitions for thereby

thereby
/ (ˌðɛəˈbaɪ, ˈðɛəˌbaɪ) /

adverb

by that means; because of that
archaic by or near that place; thereabouts
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