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whereas

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conjunction where·as \hwer-ˈaz, wer-, (ˌ)(h)wər-\

Simple Definition of whereas

  • —used to make a statement that describes how two people, groups, etc., are different

  • law : since it is true that

Full Definition of whereas

  1. 1 a :  while on the contrary b :  although

  2. 2 :  in view of the fact that :  since —used especially to introduce a preamble

Examples of whereas

  1. <whereas you chose to participate in this stupid prank, you will be held responsible as well>

  2. <whereas there are many good reasons to switch to Plan B, we must stick with Plan A as long as it is feasible>



Origin of whereas

Middle English where as, from where + as


First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with whereas


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whereas

noun where·as

Definition of whereas

  1. 1 :  an introductory statement of a formal document :  preamble

  2. 2 :  a conditional or qualifying statement



1795

First Known Use of whereas

1795


WHEREAS Defined for Kids

whereas

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conjunction where·as \hwer-ˈaz, wer-\

Definition of whereas

  1. 1 :  since it is true that <Whereas you fulfilled the requirements, you are hereby granted membership.>

  2. 2 :  while just the opposite <Water quenches fire, whereas gasoline feeds it.>





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