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Grammar detail: 〜を〜とする

〜を〜とする - have as; use as; consider as
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A + を + B + とする
means
set A as B; have A as B; use A as B; consider A as B; treat A as B etc
In the following example, the entire phrase
むちつじょ
無秩序
どしゃ
土砂
たいせき
堆積
ぼうし
防止
すること (prevention of a disorderly accumulation of earth and sand) is 'A' and
もくてき
目的
(purpose) is 'B'. So the meaning is 'set prevention of a disorderly accumulation of earth and sand as the purpose'.
ほん
じょうれい
条例
むちつじょ
無秩序
どしゃ
土砂
たいせき
堆積
ぼうし
防止
する
こと
もくてき
目的
としています
The goal of this municipal ordinance is to prevent a disorderly accumulation of earth and sand.
In the following simpler example, バイオ
かがく
化学
(biotech) is 'A' and
きじく
基軸
(yardstick, criterion) is 'B'. So the meaning is 'use biotech as the yardstick' or 'consider biotech the basis for' or more loosely 'draw on'.
あの
かいしゃ
会社
せいひん
製品
バイオ
かがく
化学
きじく
基軸
している
That company makes its products by drawing on biochemistry.
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Kanji used in this grammar

ム   ブ   な not   
チツ    regularity   
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ジョ    preface   
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ド   ト   ground; earth   つち ground, earth, soil   
サ   シャ   すな sand   
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タイ    piled high   
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セキ   つ to load, to heap up   つもる to be piled up   
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ボウ   ふせ to protect, to defend (against)   
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シ   とめる to stop   とまる to stop   
ボク   モク   eye   ま-    め    
テキ   まと target   
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カ   ケ   ばける to change   
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ガク   まな to learn   
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キ   もと foundation, basis   もとい cause   
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ジク    an axis   
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ホン   book   もと origin   
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ジョウ    twig   
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レイ   example   たとえる to illustrate, to compare   たとえば for example   
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カイ   エ   あ to meet   
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シャ    company   やしろ Shinto shrine   
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セイ    manufacture; made in ...   
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ヒン    elegance   しな goods   
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