thereby

[thair-bahy, thair-bahy]
adverb
1.
by that; by means of that.
2.
in that connection or relation: Thereby hangs a tale.
3.
by or near that place.
4.
Scot. about that number, quantity, or degree.

Origin:
before 900; Middle English therby, Old English thǣrbī. See there, by1

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thereby (ˌðɛəˈbaɪ, ˈðɛəˌbaɪ)
 
adv
1.  by that means; because of that
2.  archaic by or near that place; thereabouts

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thereby
O.E. þærbig "by means of or because of that;" see there + by. Cf. Ger. dabei, Du. daarbij.
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Example sentences
Physical activity also helps the body use calories more efficiently, thereby
  helping in weight loss and maintenance.
Economists and other busybodies chide them for not spending more, thereby
  stimulating the economy.
If there are other such symmetries, they connect more bosons and fermions and
  thereby unify more aspects of our universe.
Religion placed immortal supernatural beings at the top of the clan, thereby
  reducing everyday violence between adherents.
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