Definition of thus adverb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

      

    thus

     adverb
    adverb
    NAmE//ðʌs//
     
    (formal)
     
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  1. 1 as a result of something just mentioned synonym hence, therefore He is the eldest son and thus heir to the estate. We do not own the building. Thus, it would be impossible for us to make any major changes to it.
  2. 2in this way; like this Many scholars have argued thus. The universities have expanded, thus allowing many more people the chance of higher education. Language Bankthereforeways of saying “for this reason…” Children who grow up on a diet of junk food find it difficult to change this habit later in life. It is essential, therefore, that parents encourage healthy eating from an early age. Children who grow up on a diet of junk food find it difficult to change this habit later in life. For this reason, /This is why it is essential that children eat healthily from an early age. Eating habits formed in childhood tend to continue into adult life. Thus, the best way to prevent heart disease among adults is to encourage healthy eating from an early age. Eating habits formed in childhood tend to continue into adult life, hence the importance of encouraging healthy eating from an early age.
  3. Idioms
    so far,thus far
     
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    until now; up to this point What do you think of the book so far? Detectives are so far at a loss to explain the reason for his death.
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