there·​in | \ t͟her-ˈin How to pronounce therein (audio) \

Definition of therein

1 : in or into that place, time, or thing
2 : in that particular or respect therein lies the problem

Examples of therein in a Sentence

The insurance covers the apartment and all the property therein. His name was mentioned in the article, although he was incorrectly described therein as a medical doctor.
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First Known Use of therein

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of therein was before the 12th century

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30 Jul 2020

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“Therein.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of therein

: in or into that place or thing
: in that statement, fact, or detail


there·​in | \ t͟her-ˈin How to pronounce therein (audio) \

Kids Definition of therein

: in or into that place, time, or thing He owns the house and all that is therein.

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