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as is

The state or condition that something is already in, with no further changes or improvements. When used in the context of a sale or agreement, it implies that there is no guarantee or warranty as to the condition of something after purchase. I don't have time to add anything more to my term paper; I hope it's good enough as is. I bought the car as is from the seller, so I was out of luck when the engine fell apart two days later.

as is

Just the way it is, with no changes. For example, We saved a few dollars by buying the floor sample on an as is basis. This expression is used of goods to be sold that may be slightly worn, damaged, or otherwise less than perfect.

as is

Informal
Just the way it is, with no changes or modifications: bought the samovar as is from an antique dealer.
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