whereas: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (hwâr-az', wâr-), [key]
— conj., n., pl. where•as•es.
- while on the contrary: One arrived promptly, whereas the others hung back.
- it being the case that, or considering that (used esp. in formal preambles).
- a qualifying or introductory statement, esp. one having “whereas” as the first word: to read the whereases in the will.
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