whereas

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Whereas is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.

Pronunciation[change]

  • IPA: /ʍɛːɹˈæz/
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Preposition[change]

Preposition
whereas

  1. (formal) You use whereas to show a contrast between two things or ideas.
    Many kinds of roses have little or no scent, whereas others are well known for their beautiful smell.
    School A has about 25 percent Asian students, whereas for school B the Asian students make up over 60 percent of the school population.
    Whereas only about a third of local residents paid full rates in the past, now most adults will pay the charge.
  2. (law) because of

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