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where·as

 (wâr-ăz′, hwâr-)
conj.
1. It being the fact that; inasmuch as.
2. While at the same time.
3. While on the contrary.
n.
1. An introductory statement to a formal document; a preamble.
2. A conditional statement.

whereas

(wɛərˈæz)
conj
(coordinating) but on the other hand: I like to go swimming whereas Sheila likes to sail.
sentence connector
(in formal documents to begin sentences) it being the case that; since

where•as

(ʰwɛərˈæz, wɛər-)

conj., n., pl. where•as•es. conj.
1. while on the contrary: One came forward immediately, 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 statement, esp. one having “whereas” as the first word.
[1300–50]
Translations
بينَما، في حين أنَّ
hvorimod
jóllehetpedig
en ... hins vegar, en ... aftur á móti
medtem ko

whereas

[wɛərˈæz] CONJ (= on the other hand) → mientras (Jur) → considerando que

whereas

[hwɛərˈæz] conjtandis que
She shows her feelings, whereas I don't → Elle montre ses sentiments ce qui n'est pas mon cas., Elle montre ses sentiments tandis que moi, non.

whereas

conj
(= whilst)während; (= while on the other hand)wohingegen
(esp Jur: = considering that) → da, in Anbetracht der Tatsache, dass …

whereas

[wɛərˈæz] conj (while on the other hand) → mentre (Law) → considerato che

where

(weə) adverb
(to or in) which place (?). Where are you going (to)?; Do you know where we are?; Where does he get his ideas from?; We asked where to find a good restaurant.
relative pronoun
((to or in) the place) to or in which. It's nice going on holiday to a place where you've been before; This is the town where I was born; It's still where it was; I can't see him from where I am.
ˌwhereaˈbouts adverb
near or in what place(?). Whereabouts is it?; I don't know whereabouts it is.
ˈwhereabouts noun singular or plural
the place where a person or thing is. I don't know his whereabouts.
whereˈas conjunction
when in fact; but on the other hand. He thought I was lying, whereas I was telling the truth.
whereˈby relative pronoun
by which.
ˌwhereuˈpon conjunction
at or after which time, event etc. He insulted her, whereupon she slapped him.
wherˈever relative pronoun
1. no matter where. I'll follow you wherever you may go; Wherever he is he will be thinking of you.
2. (to or in) any place that. Go wherever he tells you to go.
adverb
(also where ever) used in questions or exclamations to express surprise etc. Wherever did she get that hat?
References in classic literature ?
For whereas the one shoves and has been known to kick on slight provocation, the other, who is noisily hated of all small dogs by reason of his size, remonstrates not, even when they cling in froth and fury to his chest, but carries them along tolerantly until they drop off from fatigue.
The successive changes through which Tragedy passed, and the authors of these changes, are well known, whereas Comedy has had no history, because it was not at first treated seriously.
Nevertheless it is to be noted, that unworthy persons are most envied, at their first coming in, and afterwards overcome it better; whereas contrariwise, persons of worth and merit are most envied, when their fortune continueth long.
For every assertion must, as is admitted, be either true or false, whereas expressions which are not in any way composite such as 'man', 'white', 'runs', 'wins', cannot be either true or false.
That is all very true," said the Adversary, "but you taught by example that a verb should not agree with its subject in person and number, whereas the Good Book says that contention is worse than a dinner of herbs.
Whereas, we have already seen, that the tape-measure gives seventy-two feet for the skeleton of a large sized modern whale.
It is also an error in democracies for the demagogues to endeavour to make the common people superior to the laws; and thus by setting them at variance with the rich, dividing one city into two; whereas they ought rather to speak in favour of the rich.
The absurd answer (that Achilles could never overtake the tortoise) resulted from this: that motion was arbitrarily divided into discontinuous elements, whereas the motion both of Achilles and of the tortoise was continuous.
She was, indeed, rather inclined to favour the parson's principles; but Square's person was more agreeable to her eye, for he was a comely man; whereas the pedagogue did in countenance very nearly resemble that gentleman, who, in the Harlot's Progress, is seen correcting the ladies in Bridewell.
The grandest field that ever was; and all my own; not a competitor; not a man who wasn't a baby to me in acquirements and capacities; whereas, what would I amount to in the twentieth century?
And whereas the other so-called virtues of the soul seem to be akin to bodily qualities, for even when they are not originally innate they can be implanted later by habit and exercise, the of wisdom more than anything else contains a divine element which always remains, and by this conversion is rendered useful and profitable; or, on the other hand, hurtful and useless.
Well, among other things she told me that, whereas you are not a kinsman of mine, that she is my nearest relative; that you have no right whatever to enter into family relations with us; and that it is wrong and shameful for me to be living upon your earnings and charity.