[in-suh-fahr, -soh-]
to such an extent (usually followed by as ): I will do the work insofar as I am able.

1590–1600; orig. phrase in so far Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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to the degree or extent that; "insofar as it can be ascertained, the horse lung is comparable to that of man"; "so far as it is reasonably practical he should practice restraint" 
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Example sentences
Even teaching is not a requirement and only plays a role insofar as it furthers
  the inquiries of the scholar.
Insofar as the law permits-which the courts have still to decide-he should be
  held to account for his crimes.
If they all evolve identically, then pond evolution is only random insofar as
  some specific outcome is unpredictable.
The location of the ports is flexible insofar as there must be one on each side.
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