is an expression that is commonly translated as ‘to be considered as (A)’, or ‘to be regarded as (A)’. Conceptually, it is similar to にする
, which means ‘to decide on (A)’. However, due to する
being in the passive
form in this construction, it is closer to ‘to be decided on’, and expresses the general opinions/thoughts of large groups of people.
in this expression is a 格助詞（かくじょし） (case-marking particle) and expresses the 結果（けっか） ‘result’ nuance of this particle.
In current times, the internet is widely considered to be necessary.
This is considered to be something invented by Nikola Tesla.
The main difference between と
as a 格助詞（かくじょし） (case-marking particle) and と
as a 接続助詞（せつぞくじょし） (conjunction particle) is that the case-marking particle will always link a single word/phrase to one specific word/result. The conjunction particle on the other hand, will often be followed by a 読点（とうてん） (Japanese comma), as it is separating two distinct thoughts within the sentence, rather than just a simple ‘result’.
Water becomes ice. (As a result of transformation, water will be ice)
If the temperature is 0 degrees, it results in water becoming ice.