We shall discuss the problem as it relates to our specific case.
What does "as" in this sentence mean? I searched a dictionary and found two alternative definitions. one is in the way in which; the other is the reason for doing something, “because” in short.
Usually, I can distinguish these two definitions, but in this case, I'm inclined to understand it with the meaning of because, like, the reason why we discuss the problem is because it concerns itself with our specific case, which makes perfect sense to me. However, the answer shows that the former definition is the right one, but why?