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whether or not

Definition of whether or not

  1. —used to indicate opposing choices or possibilities <We're going, whether or not you decide to come along.> <I had to decide whether or not to respond to his letter.> <The game will be played whether it rains or not.>

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  which one of the two

    :  whichever one of the two

  1. : used as a function word usually with correlative or or with or whether to indicate (1) until the early 19th century a direct question involving alternatives; (2) an indirect question involving stated or implied alternatives ; (3) alternative conditions or possibilities

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