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

Examples of thereof in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But Butler took perhaps an even bigger issue with Miami’s defense, or lack thereof. Globe Staff,, 20 May 2022 The reason was likely related to abundance, or lack thereof. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 19 May 2022 On The Park, in which members of a Dominican family in New York City clash around the wealth (or lack thereof) that defines their choices. Véronique Hyland, ELLE, 18 May 2022 The administration is also looking into the use, or lack thereof, of the state's red flag laws, which could have identified the Buffalo suspect and kept him from purchasing the gun used to shoot 13 people, killing 10. Aaron Katersky, ABC News, 18 May 2022 There has been much ado about attendance, or lack thereof, at Oakland Athletics games this season, as the A’s are averaging fewer than 8,000 fans per game. Hayes Gardner, Baltimore Sun, 16 May 2022 There are a range of factors that contribute to cases rising and falling — climate, behavior, and mitigation efforts (or lack thereof) among them. Andrew Joseph, STAT, 14 May 2022 These clinics would be accessible to anyone who walks in, no matter their health-plan coverage or lack thereof, Afflalo said. San Diego Union-Tribune, 6 May 2022 While debate rages about markets’ efficiency or lack thereof, no one disputes that $20 lying on the ground won’t last long. John Tamny, WSJ, 4 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of thereof

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

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23 May 2022

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“Thereof.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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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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