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Meaning of however

how•ev•er

Pronunciation: (hou-ev'ur), [key]
— adv.
  1. nevertheless; yet; on the other hand; in spite of that: We have not yet won; however, we shall keep trying.
  2. to whatever extent or degree; no matter how: However much you spend, I will reimburse you.
  3. in whatever manner: We will allow you to travel however you please.
  4. how; how under the circumstances: However did you manage?
—conj.
  1. in whatever way, manner, or state: Arrange your hours however you like.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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