by virtue of meaning

  "by virtue of" in a sentence
[American slang]
prep. On the strength of; because of; by reason of. By virtue of his high rank and position, the President takes social leadership over almost everyone else. Plastic bags are useful for holding many kinds of food, by virtue of their clearness, toughness, and low cost.
Compare: BY DINT OF.


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  1. molecules rotate and vibrate by virtue of their heat.
  2. the potential energy is energy the system possesses by virtue of its configuration.
  3. it exists only by virtue of a sort of contract signed by the members of a community.
  4. the filigree, presumably by virtue of these fields, completely alters the structure of the granulation.
  5. only transformer coupling can contribute to the voltage gain of an amplifier by virtue of a stepup turns ratio.

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  9. by way of meaning
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