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whereby

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conjunction where·by \ hwer-ˈbī , wer- , (ˌ)(h)wər- \

Definition of whereby

:by, through, or in accordance with which

First Known Use of whereby

13th century


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whereby

adverb

Definition of whereby

obsolete
:by what :how

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First Known Use of whereby

14th century


WHEREBY Defined for English Language Learners

whereby

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conjunction

Definition of whereby for English Language Learners

  • : by which : according to which


WHEREBY Defined for Kids

whereby

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adverb where·by \ hwer-ˈbī , wer- \

Definition of whereby for Students

:by or through which
  • We made a deal whereby we each took turns.


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