where·​in | \ (h)wer-ˈin How to pronounce wherein (audio) , (ˌ)(h)wər- \

Definition of wherein

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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



Definition of wherein (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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Synonyms for wherein

Synonyms: Adverb

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Examples of wherein in a Sentence

Adverb Wherein lies the secret to the company's success? wherein this document can be demonstrated to be out of compliance with current standards, that section will be considered null and void Conjunction the city wherein he lives There was a period in her life wherein she took no active part in politics. He showed me wherein I was wrong.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Adverb With a waterfront location and a Spanish revival-style mansion on its grounds, the Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum is a stunning historic property wherein you can get married on the grounds. Mary Elizabeth Andriotis, House Beautiful, 8 July 2021 The chains and lace collars represented a new project, Heritage, wherein Nompeix and Glémarec collaborate with French artisans; that lace was handmade guipure, and the chains were fashioned by a local blacksmith. Vogue, 30 June 2021 Everyone finally disperses, and the editors end the episode with a horror movie trailer wherein Crystal is in her room talking s--- about Sutton to a friend on the phone as Sutton slowly approaches down the hallway to give Crystal back her coat. Jodi Walker, EW.com, 3 June 2021 When trust and reverence are built between a horse and a rider, for example, a relationship is nurtured wherein real personal growth is possible. Wendy Altschuler, Forbes, 11 May 2021 Achieving moral purity through self-denial is a concept with puritanical roots that flowered in American capitalism, wherein thinness is both status and symbol. Washington Post, 28 Mar. 2021 Before her six years at Epic, Coulter founded live performance platform TheBasement Series, an industry showcase wherein emerging artists perform for industry professionals and brands. Hannah Dailey, Billboard, 25 June 2021 This was due to an incredible offer for new subscribers, wherein Amazon cut the price of select add-on channels to $0.99 for the first two months of subscription. Reviewed Staff, USA TODAY, 24 June 2021 The company has been accused of preventing apps such as Spotify and Fortnite from circumventing Apple's in-app payment system, wherein Apple collects a 30% fee on sales within iOS apps. Brian Fung And Clare Duffy, CNN, 23 June 2021

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First Known Use of wherein


13th century, in the meaning defined above


14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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The first known use of wherein was in the 13th century

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13 Jul 2021

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“Wherein.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wherein. Accessed 24 Jul. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of wherein

 (Entry 1 of 2)

formal : in what way : in what



English Language Learners Definition of wherein (Entry 2 of 2)

: in which
: during which
: in what way


where·​in | \ hwer-ˈin How to pronounce wherein (audio) , wer- \

Kids Definition of wherein

1 : in what way
2 : in which

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