where·as || hwer'æz /weər- adv. where; whereat n. conditional statement; preamble (used in formal documents) conj. since, inasmuch as; this being the case; but; while, while on the contrary; for the reason that; although

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  • whereas — /hwair az , wair /, conj., n., pl. whereases. 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. 3. a qualifying or introductory… …   Universalium

  • whereas — /wɛərˈæz / (say wairr az) conjunction 1. while on the contrary: *Jimmy noted that Gibson went for eighteen weeks without washing or bathing, whereas the others washed regularly and bathed whenever they could. –dal stivens, 1986. 2. it being the… …   Australian English dictionary

  • whereas — [hwer az′, weraz′] conj. 1. it being the case that; in view of the fact that: used in the preamble to a formal document [whereas the following incidents have occurred] 2. while on the contrary; but on the other hand [she is careful, whereas he… …   English World dictionary

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