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Why "otherwise" has been used in the following text? Is it semantically correct? What does in mean? Thanks in advance!

"Due to the vast amount of content on the internet, Google devised a series of shortcuts to improve search query functionalities, otherwise known as indexing."

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SeyyedAliWhy "otherwise" has has "otherwise" been used in the following text?

Invert subject and verb in a question.

"otherwise" has been used because the author meant "otherwise", of course.

SeyyedAliIs it semantically correct?

Yes.

SeyyedAliWhat does in it mean?

alternately; also

"shortcuts to improve search query functionalities",
otherwise known as ~ also called ~ and another name for these is
"indexing"

CJ

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SeyyedAliWhy "otherwise" has has "otherwise" been used in the following text?

Invert subject and verb in a question.

"otherwise" has been used because the author meant "otherwise", of course.

SeyyedAliIs it semantically correct?

Yes.

SeyyedAliWhat does in it mean?

alternately; also

"shortcuts to improve search query functionalities",
otherwise known as ~ also called ~ and another name for these is
"indexing"

CJ

"Otherwise" means "or else", "apart from that", and so on. Why has the author used this adverb here? It would seem more reasonable to simply say: "...Google devised a series of shortcuts to improve search query functionalities known as indexing."

SeyyedAli"Otherwise" means "or else", "apart from that", and so on.

But those are not the only meanings.

SeyyedAliWhy has the author used this adverb here?

I imagine it's because he or she wanted that shade of meaning. These are not questions that anyone but the author can answer.

SeyyedAliIt would seem more reasonable to simply say: "...Google devised a series of shortcuts to improve search query functionalities known as indexing."

OK. Opinion noted. When you write on this topic, you can express it like that if you like it better that way. Emotion: smile

CJ