there·​of | \ t͟her-ˈəv , -ˈäv\

Definition of thereof

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

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Those questions, and variations thereof, have been a refrain in my life for the past two months. Michael Boodro, ELLE Decor, "ELLE DECOR Editor's Page: December 2010/January 2011," 22 Nov. 2010 Accessibility, and a lack thereof, had colored López’s life from grade school to graduate school. Jackie Fielder, Teen Vogue, "Gabriela López Just Became the Youngest Elected Official in San Francisco," 11 Jan. 2019 Nick, on the other hand, is currently in the midst of his bachelor party weekend, so the full extent of his debauchery (or lack thereof) remains to be seen. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "Nick Jonas' Bachelor Party and Priyanka Chopra's Bachelorette Party, Compared," 11 Nov. 2018 Transparency, and the lack thereof, was a running theme this year. Cheryl Wischhover, Vox, "The biggest beauty trend in 2018? Makeup brands behaving badly," 18 Dec. 2018 Manafort told is a potential new felony charge of lying to federal investigators, perjury, obstruction of justice, or combination thereof. Murray Waas, Vox, "Exclusive: Paul Manafort advised White House on how to attack and discredit investigation of President Trump," 14 Dec. 2018 As a portfolio manager whose superior investment profitability is based entirely on correct fact-finding and correct interpretation thereof, I am offended. WSJ, "Give No Triple Points for ‘Gender Differences’," 22 Nov. 2018 Consistent themes related to emotional states, stress and support or lack thereof emerged. Erica Sood, Phd,, "Fathers of seriously ill children experience stress differently than mothers," 27 June 2018 The hotline’s name fits nicely with Musk’s philosophy on employee loyalty, or lack thereof. Marina Koren, The Atlantic, "Elon Musk’s Long Obsession With Sabotage," 19 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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English Language Learners Definition of thereof

formal : 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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