in light of
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in (the) light of (something)
Considering; given. Typically refers to a new revelation or piece of information that affects some situation. In light of this new evidence, we are reopening the investigation. In the light of the severe weather, graduation will be postponed.
in (the) light of something
Fig. because of certain knowledge now in hand; considering something. (As if knowledge or information shed light on something.) In light of what you have told us, I think we must abandon the project. In light of the clerk's rudeness, we didn't return to that shop.
in light of
Also, in the light of; in view of. In consideration of, in relationship to. For example, In light of recent developments, we're postponing our meeting, or In the light of the weather forecast we've canceled the picnic, or He got a special bonus in view of all the extra work he had done. The first two of these terms date from the late 1600s, the third from about 1800.
in (the) light ofdrawing knowledge or information from; with regard to.
1990 Times Education Supplement Proposals to build problem-solving into all A-level subjects may have to be re-examined in the light of new research commissioned by the Government.
in (the) light of
In consideration of; in relationship to.