there·​of | \ t͟her-ˈəv How to pronounce thereof (audio) , -ˈäv\

Definition of thereof

1 : of that or it
2 : from that cause or particular : therefrom

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On Hue Jackson: Eisen asked Njoku about the interaction -- or lack thereof -- between quarterback Baker Mayfield and former Browns head coach Hue Jackson. Dan Labbe,, "David Njoku wants 20 touchdowns, says Browns felt disrespected by Hue Jackson’s post-firing comments," 3 July 2019 Contrast that rationale with the current administration’s helter-skelter foreign policy, or lack thereof. James Sullivan,, "A fond look back on John Kerry’s tenure as secretary of state," 3 July 2019 But in his post-game press conference at Lincoln Financial Field, the questions focused mostly on quality (or the lack thereof) rather than the result. Brian Straus,, "There's No Denial Among USMNT Coaches, Players About Need to Be Better," 2 July 2019 One topic of the conversation was the Democratic Party’s bench, or lack thereof. Eric Lach, The New Yorker, "Can Michael Bennet Climb Out of the Second Tier at the Democratic Debates?," 26 June 2019 The matter is drawing state and national attention to Florida’s gun policies, or lack thereof, and the dangers domestic abuse victims face as a result of them. Ephrat Livni, Quartz, "Florida woman jailed for taking and turning in her abuser’s guns," 25 June 2019 His moves, or lack thereof, will speak for themselves. Dane Mizutani, Twin Cities, "Dane Mizutani: Wild GM Paul Fenton needs to nail the rest of the offseason," 23 June 2019 Activists, commentators and civilians around the world have criticized the coverage – or lack thereof – of the situation by international media organizations. Natalie Gil,, "Rape, Massacre & Despair: Why We All Need To Wake Up To The Crisis In Sudan," 15 June 2019 That protest was motivated, in part, by fears the city would be subject to a China-style rule of law, or rather lack thereof. James Griffiths, CNN, "Hong Kong's protest movement was on life support. Then the government revived it," 10 June 2019

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First Known Use of thereof

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

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English Language Learners Definition of thereof

formal : of the thing that has been mentioned


there·​of | \ t͟her-ˈəv How to pronounce thereof (audio) , -ˈäv\

Kids Definition of thereof

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

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appealing forcibly to the mind or reason

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