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wherein

adverb where·in \ hwer-ˈin , wer- , (ˌ)(h)wər- \
|Updated on: 15 Jun 2018

Definition of wherein

: in what : in what particular or respect
  • wherein was I wrong

Examples of wherein in a Sentence

  1. Wherein lies the secret to the company's success?

  2. wherein this document can be demonstrated to be out of compliance with current standards, that section will be considered null and void

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First Known Use of wherein

13th century

in the meaning defined above

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wherein Synonyms


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wherein

conjunction

Definition of wherein

1 a : in which : where
  • the city wherein he lives
b : during which
2 : in what way : how
  • showed me wherein I was wrong

Examples of wherein in a Sentence

  1. the city wherein he lives

  2. There was a period in her life wherein she took no active part in politics.

  3. He showed me wherein I was wrong.

First Known Use of wherein

14th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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WHEREIN Defined for English Language Learners

wherein

Definition of wherein for English Language Learners

  • : in what way : in what


wherein

Definition of wherein for English Language Learners

  • : in which

  • : during which

  • : in what way


WHEREIN Defined for Kids

wherein

adverb where·in \ hwer-ˈin , wer- \

Definition of wherein for Students

1 : in what way
2 : in which


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