whereby

conjunction
where·​by | \ (h)wer-ˈbī How to pronounce whereby (audio) , (ˌ)(h)wər- \

Definition of whereby

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: by, through, or in accordance with which

whereby

adverb

Definition of whereby (Entry 2 of 2)

obsolete
: by what : how

First Known Use of whereby

Conjunction

13th century, in the meaning defined above

Adverb

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Whereby.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/whereby. Accessed 5 Jul. 2022.

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whereby

adverb
where·​by | \ hwer-ˈbī How to pronounce whereby (audio) , wer- \

Kids Definition of whereby

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

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