as such

adverb
with respect to its inherent nature (Freq. 12)
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this statement is interesting per se

Syn: ↑intrinsically, ↑per se, ↑in and of itself
Derived from adjective: ↑intrinsic (for: ↑intrinsically)

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\\ˈazˌsəch, əzˈs-\ adverb

as such the gift was worth little

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as such
1. As it is described
2. In a particular capacity
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Main Entry:such

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as such usually in negatives phrase
used after a noun when you are referring to the usual meaning of the word

The director pointed out that the zoo provided no entertainment as such.

She’s not really a maid as such; she just helps out in the house sometimes.

Thesaurus: ways of being specificsynonym
Main entry: such

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I
see such
II
[often with negative] in the exact sense of the word

it is possible to stay overnight here although there is no guest house as such

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as such
1 : of the usual or expected kind : in the usual sense

I have no boss as such [=there is no one who is actually my boss], but I do have to answer to my clients.

2 : by, of, or in itself
— used to indicate that something is being considered by itself and not along with other things

There's nothing wrong with gambling as such [=per se], but it's best to do it in moderation.

see also such 1 (above), 2
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Main Entry:such

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as ˈsuch idiom
as the word is usually understood; in the exact sense of the word

The new job is not a promotion as such, but it has good prospects.

‘Well, did they offer it to you?’ ‘No, not as such, but they said I had a good chance.’

Main entry:suchidiom

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Such — Such, a. [OE. such, sich, sech, sik, swich, swilch, swulch, swilc, swulc, AS. swelc, swilc, swylc; akin to OFries. selik, D. zulk, OS. sulic, OHG. sulih, solih, G. solch, Icel. sl[=i]kr, OSw. salik, Sw. slik, Dan. slig, Goth. swaleiks; originally …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Such and such — Such Such, a. [OE. such, sich, sech, sik, swich, swilch, swulch, swilc, swulc, AS. swelc, swilc, swylc; akin to OFries. selik, D. zulk, OS. sulic, OHG. sulih, solih, G. solch, Icel. sl[=i]kr, OSw. salik, Sw. slik, Dan. slig, Goth. swaleiks;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Such character — Such Such, a. [OE. such, sich, sech, sik, swich, swilch, swulch, swilc, swulc, AS. swelc, swilc, swylc; akin to OFries. selik, D. zulk, OS. sulic, OHG. sulih, solih, G. solch, Icel. sl[=i]kr, OSw. salik, Sw. slik, Dan. slig, Goth. swaleiks;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Such like — Such Such, a. [OE. such, sich, sech, sik, swich, swilch, swulch, swilc, swulc, AS. swelc, swilc, swylc; akin to OFries. selik, D. zulk, OS. sulic, OHG. sulih, solih, G. solch, Icel. sl[=i]kr, OSw. salik, Sw. slik, Dan. slig, Goth. swaleiks;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Such or such — Such Such, a. [OE. such, sich, sech, sik, swich, swilch, swulch, swilc, swulc, AS. swelc, swilc, swylc; akin to OFries. selik, D. zulk, OS. sulic, OHG. sulih, solih, G. solch, Icel. sl[=i]kr, OSw. salik, Sw. slik, Dan. slig, Goth. swaleiks;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • such — W1S1 [sʌtʃ] determiner, predeterminer, pron [: Old English; Origin: swilc] 1.) of the same kind as the thing or person which has already been mentioned ▪ Such behavior is just not acceptable in this school. ▪ The rules make it quite clear what… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • such — [ sʌtʃ ] function word *** Such can be used in the following ways: as a predeterminer (followed by a or an and a singular noun): She s such an intelligent woman. It was such a shame that you couldn t be with us. as a determiner (followed by a… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • such — /such/, adj. 1. of the kind, character, degree, extent, etc., of that or those indicated or implied: Such a man is dangerous. 2. of that particular kind or character: The food, such as it was, was plentiful. 3. like or similar: tea, coffee, and… …   Universalium

  • such — 1. such as an emphasizer. • How can the House express its indignant rejection of football hooliganism while setting such a persuasive example of undignified and daily indiscipline? Guardian Weekly, 1986. The construction with such a followed by… …   Modern English usage

  • such — [such] adj. [ME suche < OE swilc, swelc, akin to Ger solch, Goth swaleiks < PGmc * swalika : for components see SO1 & LIKE1] 1. a) of the kind mentioned or implied [a man such as his father] b) of the same or a sim …   English World dictionary

  • such-and-such — suchˈ and such adjective This or that, some, some or other (before the indefinite article, if any) pronoun Such and such a person • • • Main Entry: ↑such * * * such and such «SUHCH uhn SUHCH», adjective, pronoun. –adj. some; certain; such and… …   Useful english dictionary

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