[th air-uh-pon, -pawn, th air-uh-pon, -pawn]


immediately following that.
in consequence of that.
upon that or it.
with reference to that.

Origin of thereupon

First recorded in 1125–75, thereupon is from the Middle English word ther uppon. See there, upon Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for thereupon

then, therefore, thereon

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British Dictionary definitions for thereupon



immediately after that; at that pointthereupon, the whole class applauded
formal upon that thing, point, subject, etc
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Word Origin and History for thereupon

late 12c., þer uppon; see there + upon.

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