Definition of hence
- four years hence
He knew he could not win the election—hence his decision to withdraw.
The company lost a great deal of money. Hence, the CEO was asked to resign.
What will life be like a century hence?
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First Known Use: 13th centurySee Words from the same year
: for this reason
: later than the present time
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