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Definition of "whereas" []

  • It being the fact that; inasmuch as. (conjunction)
  • While at the same time. (conjunction)
  • While on the contrary. (conjunction)
  • An introductory statement to a formal document; a preamble. (noun)
  • A conditional statement. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "whereas" in a sentence
  • "The reality is that it's much easier to put everybody under this label whereas you could say people use their methodology or synthesize this."
  • "That particular time I had to put my username and password in whereas the time before and after I didn't."
  • "To add to this not one of the fourth dynasty Pharaohs put their names upon the pyramids supposedly built for them, whereas from the fifth dynasty onwards official inscriptions are in their thousands."