there·of | \ t͟her-ˈəv , -ˈäv \

Definition of thereof 

1 : of that or it

2 : from that cause or particular : therefrom

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Along those lines, men worry about the size of their guts (and other measurable organs), their hair (or lack thereof) and other attributes. Brendan Tapley, Woman's Day, "10 Things Men Wish Women Knew About Sex," 25 May 2018 Stealthiness, or lack thereof, was always one of the tradeoffs inherent in building the F-35. Joe Pappalardo, Popular Mechanics, "The Showdown Between the F-35 and the Russian Weapons Built to Stop It Is Finally Here," 23 May 2018 The success of Baltimore’s transit system, or lack thereof, could surface in this fall’s campaign for governor. Katherine Shaver, Washington Post, "Transportation group says revamped Baltimore bus system ‘falls well short’ of promises," 5 July 2018 Angels center fielder Mike Trout gets the nod over Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts in a tight race in which supporting casts — or lack thereof — could factor in eventual voting. Mike Digiovanna,, "MLB midseason awards: Mike Trout is the AL MVP," 3 July 2018 Why has the Senna’s styling—or lack thereof—been such a trigger for enthusiasts? Basem Wasef, WIRED, "McLaren's $958,966 Senna Hypercar Ain't Pretty, but It Can Whip a Track," 30 June 2018 While Chicago’s parade has a reputation for its wild costumes (or sometimes the lack thereof), Aurora’s had more of a family feel typical of other parades in the suburbs. Susan Keaton, Naperville Sun, "Keaton: Pride Parade was a glorious experience – why not bring it to Naperville?," 28 June 2018 Ocasio-Cortez supporters criticized headlines omitting her name as well as media outlets' previous coverage — or lack thereof. Joel Shannon, USA TODAY, "Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wins an upset and her supporters want the media to say her name," 27 June 2018 There may be no better barometer of Brazil’s enthusiasm — or lack thereof — for the World Cup than Jorge Rudge Street. Manuela Andreoni, New York Times, "In Brazil, Soccer Madness Seems to Be Moving in Reverse," 17 June 2018

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First Known Use of thereof

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

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lack thereof

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

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English Language Learners Definition of thereof

: of the thing that has been mentioned


there·of | \ t͟her-ˈəv , -ˈäv \

Kids Definition of thereof

: of that or it Our teacher explained the problem and the solution thereof.

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