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ʰwɛərˈæz, wɛər-where·as

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  1. whereas(Noun)

    A clause, as in legal documents, stating whereas.

  2. whereas(Adverb)

    Where (that).

  3. whereas(Conjunction)

    In contrast; whilst on the contrary

    He came first in the race whereas his brother came last.

  4. whereas(Conjunction)

    It being the fact that

    And Whereas it hath pleased the Great Governor of the World to incline the hearts of the legislatures we respectively represent in Congress, to approve of, and to authorize us to ratify the said Articles of Confederation and perpetual Union. (United States Articles of Confederation)

  5. whereas(Conjunction)

    Inasmuch as

Webster Dictionary

  1. Whereas(adverb)

    at which place; where

  2. Whereas

    considering that; it being the case that; since; -- used to introduce a preamble which is the basis of declarations, affirmations, commands, requests, or like, that follow

  3. Whereas

    when in fact; while on the contrary; the case being in truth that; although; -- implying opposition to something that precedes; or implying recognition of facts, sometimes followed by a different statement, and sometimes by inferences or something consequent

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'whereas' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1781

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'whereas' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1148

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of whereas in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of whereas in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of whereas in a Sentence

  1. Christopher Green:

    They are locked into not giving much to the North Koreans early...whereas South Korea probably has a bit more interest in economic incentivization, so they need to calibrate between the two of them.

  2. Dominick Mack:

    They’re creating jobs but it seems like we’ll be losing more entry level jobs, you probably have to be qualified to monitor the robots and do those kinds of things, whereas…a delivery job’s more entry level. So, it’s like you’re gaining jobs but you’re losing entry-level jobs that help a lot of people make ends meet.

  3. The Telegraphaboutperforming:

    I saw my size as being an advantage, whereas so many women see it as a disadvantage.

  4. Ehsan Sehgal:

    Creating evil is easy creation; whereas, destroying it becomes a risky risk since it costs costly sacrifices.

  5. Daniel Morgan:

    Tech isn't in the headlines as groups that are going to be impacted by what's going on with regards to tariffs in the EU, whereas others are, that's another reason on top of the strong earnings growth in the sector.

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