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as if meaning

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  • As if or As If may refer to:
  • As If (UK TV series), a British television series
  • As If (U.S. TV series), an American television series based upon the British series of the same name
  • As If! (EP), an EP by Sky Ferreira
  • "As If" (song), a song by Sara Evans
  • "As If," a song by R&B trio Blaque from the Bring It On soundtrack
  • The former, short-lived name of alternative rock band Our Lady Peace
  • The Philosophy of 'As if', a work by German philosopher Hans Vaihinger
  • The phrase "as if", an example of Valleyspeak
  • As-if rule, a rule governing translation of computer programs in the C and C++ programming languages

    Definition of as if in English Dictionary

  • Conjunction
    1. As though; in a manner suggesting.
      1. “[…] They talk of you as if you were Croesus—and I expect the beggars sponge on you unconscionably.” And Vickers launched forth into a tirade very different from his platform utterances. He spoke with extreme contempt of the dense stupidity exhibited on all occasions by the working classes.
    2. In mimicry of.
      1. When the teacher's back was turned, the class clown would hold his stomach as if he were ill. ‎
  • Interjection
    1. IDI Refers to something that the speaker deems highly unlikely.
      1. "I'm going to clean your whole house." "As if!"
  • More Examples
    1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
      • Eustace gaped at him in amazement. When his urbanity dropped away from him, as now, he had an innocence of expression which was almost infantile. It was as if the world had never touched him at all.
      • 'Can't eat sushi?' I said. Then Mom said, 'You can't eat uncooked fish when you're pregnant' as if I'm the one stupid enough to go and get pregnant!
      • But a video, taken from above, projects these writhings as if she were flying at top speed in a tunnel above traffic that’s whooshing past in the opposite direction.
    2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
      • As if the hostile takeover weren't enough, to add insult to injury they scrapped ninety percent of our products and replaced them with their own.
  • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
    1. Conjunctions
      • Interjections
      Related Links:
      1. en as if one's life depends on it
      2. en as if one's life depended on it
      Source: Wiktionary
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      Meaning of as if for the defined word.

      Grammatically, this idiom "as if" is a conjunction. It's also an interjection.
      Definiteness: Level 8
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