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whereas

where·as

whereas

 
 
pronunciation:
weIr aez [or] hweIr aez
parts of speech:
conjunction, noun
part of speech: conjunction
definition 1: while in contrast.
She is kind and thoughtful, whereas her brother is extremely selfish.
definition 2: in as much as; it being the case that; since.
Whereas we can't finish the project tonight anyway, why don't we all go home now?Whereas the accused is of sound mind, the jury must not excuse the murder on grounds of insanity.
 
part of speech: noun
definition: the preamble to a formal document; introductory statement.