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where•as



Pronunciation: (hwâr-az', wâr-), [key]
conj., n., pl. where•as•es.


conj.
1. while on the contrary: One arrived promptly, whereas the others hung back.
2. it being the case that, or considering that (used esp. in formal preambles).

n.
a qualifying or introductory statement, esp. one having “whereas” as the first word: to read the whereases in the will.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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